Donations and Funding
Donate 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.
If you would like more information on how to contribute to our work, or more information on providing pro-bono support to GamCare please contact our Development Director, Mike Kenward, at [email protected]
To make a donation online please follow the secure connection below.
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 and support programmes are funded
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 education and awareness programmes will help to reduce gambling harms in the long term.
Our work is funded via a combination of grant agreements and donations. Our main funder is currently GambleAware, with whom we share a grant agreement for the operation of the National Gambling Helpline, as well as a grant agreement that supports the delivery of treatment services across Great Britain. GambleAware currently commission the National Gambling Treatment Service.
Our education and prevention work is funded by a combination of donations and grants. For example, our women’s outreach programme has been supported by the Tampon Tax Fund, and has now received funding directed through the Gambling Commission for the next two years, and our Young People’s Gambling Harm Prevention Programme is funded by gambling businesses who are members of the Betting and Gaming Council.
We are grateful to all our grant givers and donors as they enable us to reach over 30,000 people per year on the National Gambling Helpline, as well as to support over 10,000 people per year in treatment, and to reach over 60,000 people per year through our education and prevention work.
You can view our Conflict of Interest Policy here.
Gambling Industry Arrangements for Funding Research, Education and Treatment (RET) to Minimise Gambling Harm in the UK
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, 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 via the gambling industry.
Many operators choose to donate their contributions to GambleAware, and they use these funds to commission Research, Prevention and Treatment (previously Research, Education and Treatment, or ‘RET’). Others choose alternative approaches, such as direct donations to organisations seen to be delivering activities to minimise gambling harms. All recipients of this funding are required to be on an approved provider list published by the Gambling Commission, and GamCare is pleased to be on this list.
Supporting our wider work
We are grateful for the support of Buzzparent.com, who donate a percentage of their monthly profits to charity.
GamCare would also like to thank Showtime Photo Booth for attending with their video booth hire in London service for our employee conference in 2019.