Up to $20,000 is available from Prevention Grants for CALD to raise awareness and promote activities as a means to prevent or reduce gambling harm.
Prevention Grants for CALD
The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s Prevention Grants for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities aims to raise awareness within CALD communities about the risks associated with gambling, promote help-seeking and provide alternative recreational activities, as a means to prevent or reduce gambling harm.
Research shows that while CALD communities in developed countries tend to gamble less than the overall population, those who do gamble are more likely to experience harm:
- they experience higher degrees of social isolation and therefore vulnerability to gambling harm
- stigma and shame create considerable barriers to help seeking.
The foundation will provide small grants to fund local initiatives within Victoria’s CALD communities, including both emerging and established communities. The grants may fund a range of activities, including but not limited to the following:
- Workshops with professionals who work with CALD communities, to build their ability to identify and support someone experiencing harm from gambling
- Education sessions with CALD community groups to discuss gambling harms and promote help seeking
- Alternative recreational activities that address social isolation
Applications for grants are welcome from not for profit organisations, social enterprise, local government and community or public health organisations. However, priority will be given to organisations that are governed or led by the relevant CALD community/communities.
The foundation is offering grants of up to $20,000 (ex GST). Although a maximum funding period of 11 months applies to all projects (February 2018 to December 2018), applicants are welcome to request shorter timeframes if it is appropriate for their project. The program has a total of $200,000 (ex GST) funding available.
Prevention Grants for CALD will fund:
- Project proposals that align with the funding requirements (as outlined in the guidelines)
- Costs associated with day to day monitoring of projects, including data collection and reporting, of up to ten per cent of the total submitted budget
- Reasonable reimbursement of staffing costs for existing employees that are delivering agreed activities, or costs to engage a contractor
- Design, publication or production costs for materials and collateral where clear foundation branding is included
- Reasonable advertising or media costs for activity promotions
- Reasonable costs of facilitation for approved events related to the project, such as catering, facility hire and administrative costs
Applicants must be a single corporate entity such as a not for profit organisation, social enterprise, local government and community or public health organisation. Individuals or sole traders are not eligible to apply. In-language Gambler’s Help services may apply for a grant, however organisations must be able to demonstrate that their proposed project increases the reach or extends the work beyond that which is currently funded by the foundation.
Please note that all funding must be used for the community benefit and cannot be used to generate a profit for individuals.
Eligibility for this program is restricted to entities with a presence in Victoria. This is consistent with the foundation’s mission to provide prevention, education, information and research, treatment and support services to all Victorians. In determining whether an entity has a presence in Victoria, the foundation will consider this based on the State in which the entity is incorporated.
Only one application per organisation will be accepted. Partner organisations can, however, be involved in more than one application.
Applications close 13 November 2017.