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Donations and Funding

Donating to GamCare

GamCare (Charity No 1060005) is an independent charity and as such, donations are vital in extending the reach and impact of our work to minimise gambling-related harm.

Donate online

To make a donation online please follow the secure connection below.

We are currently unable to accept CAF donations from corporate cards, please get in touch with [email protected] to arrange donations through another method.

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Send a cheque

Please make any cheques payable to GAMCARE and post to:

GamCare, 1st Floor, 91-94 Saffron Hill, London EC1N 8QP


How our treatment, support, and prevention programmes are funded (updated March 2024)

We believe that anyone affected by gambling harms should have access to free support and treatment in the right way for them. We also believe that effective prevention, education and awareness programmes will help to reduce gambling harms in the long term. 

Our work is funded via a combination of grant agreements, contracts and donations. Our main funder is currently GambleAware, with whom we hold contracts for the operation of the National Gambling Helpline and Online Services, as well as treatment services across five regions across Great Britain (another five regions are served by other providers). GambleAware currently commissions the National Gambling Support Network.  

Our prevention and work is also funded by a combination of donations and grants. This includes, for example, GambleAware funding for our national Young People’s Gambling Harm Prevention Programme and Allwyn, the Lottery provider, for our Women’s Pathway Programme.  

We have previously received funding from the Betting and Gaming Council, the Gambling Commission Regulatory Settlement Fund, and other gambling businesses for delivery of prevention and thought leadership programmes and pilots, as part of their contributions towards Research Education and Treatment (see more detail below).  

We also receive funding from other health and social care providers and grant givers, and pro bono support from other organisations and corporates. 

You can view our Conflict of Interest Policy here. 

We are grateful to all our grant givers and donors as they enable us to engage with over 50,000 people per year on the National Gambling Helpline, to support around 10,000 people per year in treatment, and reach thousands of people per year through our education and prevention work. The youth outreach programme alone reached 50,000 young people last year and over 6,000 professionals and parents. It also allows us to develop new programmes of work and services, designed to meet identified needs of those harmed by gambling.

Gambling Industry Arrangements for Funding Research, Education and Treatment (RET) to Minimise Gambling Harm in the UK

The funding landscape is changing for gambling support, treatment and prevention, under a new proposed mandatory levy. The below sets our current arrangements: 

All gambling businesses licensed by the UK Gambling Commission are required to contribute towards Research, Education and Treatment (RET) to minimise gambling harms as a condition of their licence to operate gambling activities. 

The amount a gambling operator must contribute is not specified by government but is typically between 0.1% and 1% of Gross Gaming Yield (GGY) – i.e. what their business makes from gambling activities each year. The majority of RET activities across Great Britain are therefore funded either directly or indirectly (i.e. via GambleAware) via the gambling industry. 

As allowed by the government scheme, currently operators may choose to donate their contributions to GambleAware, , or they may make direct donations to third-sector organisations such as GamCare who are delivering front-lines services to minimise gambling harms. All recipients of this funding are designated on a  provider list published by the Gambling Commission, who approve these organisations.


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