Specialist Partnership Grant (Reducing gambling harm)

NOW OPEN - FUNDS AVAILABLE UP TO $10,000 for two years

The Specialist Partnership Grant (Reducing Gambling Harm) has been designed to deliver new and innovative services, programs, projects and research to prevent and reduce the harms related to gambling for residents living in Hume.

Applications for the Specialist Partnership Grant (Reducing Gambling Harm) are sought from established not for profit organisations that have a track record in the delivery of services, programs or projects that focus on the prevention and reduction of harms from gambling.

The Specialist Partnership Grant (Reducing Gambling Harm) category is available in three Streams:

  • STREAM 1: At Risk: To fund services, programs, projects or research that target specific community groups who are associated with a greater risk of gambling harm, including, but not limited to, older persons, young adults, socially isolated persons, people with disabilities and groups that have been identified through National and International research. 
  • STREAM 2: Normalization: To fund services, programs, projects or research that disrupt the “normalization” of gambling, including, but not limited to, poker machines, sports betting, online/PC gaming. For example, this could include public communications and messaging campaigns.
  • STREAM 3: Take-up of services: To fund services, programs or projects that increase the uptake of services or extend the reach of services for Hume residents in order to address the harms to those directly affected or are indirectly affected by gambling.

Applicants can only apply for one Stream per funding round. Council will have the discretion to decide how the funds are distributed across the three streams. 

Applicants must:

  • Discuss their proposal with Council’s Social Policy Planner by calling 9205 2200 prior to submission
  • Be an incorporated and not-for-profit organisation (inclusive of schools and universities) that has a track record (or demonstrated ability) in the delivery of services, programs or projects that focus on the prevention and reduction of harms from gambling
  • Projects that require an auspice are ineligible
  • Contribute towards the cost of the project (cash or in kind) on a ratio of $1 for $1 (Council  $1:Applicant  $1)
  • Provide evidence (quotes, staff timesheets) to support the project budget, including evidence to support matching funding
  • Have no outstanding debts with Council
  • Have satisfactorily any acquitted previous funding received by Hume City Council
  • Run the funded activity or project from a location within Hume which will substantially benefit residents of Hume
  • Engage with Council in the design of their project and be prepared to share the project’s findings and learnings with Council at regular intervals

 *This grant category is time-limited (2019-2023) and is funded by community contributions from a local gaming venue.

Applications are now open and close on Friday 20 March at 4pm. To apply click here

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Updated : 12:04 PM, 24 February 2020

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