Up to $50,000 is available from Prevention Grants for Regional and Rural Victoria to support gambling harm prevention projects.
Prevention Grants for Regional and Rural Victoria
The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s (the Foundation) Prevention Grants for Regional and Rural Victoria (the program) aims to build the capacity of regional and rural organisations to develop partnerships, and implement initiatives that prevent harm from gambling impacting on their communities.
The program is part of the Foundation’s ongoing commitment to preventing gambling harm in all of Victoria’s communities and our strategic priority to minimise gambling harm within vulnerable groups, including young people and Aboriginal communities. The program also forms part of the Foundation’s Statement of Regional Intent 2018-21 which outlines our commitment to providing targeted assistance to outer metropolitan, regional and rural communities.
Applicants are required to address a minimum of two of these objectives, one of which must be objective 3.
- To pilot a targeted initiative that aims to reduce and prevent gambling harm in regional/rural Victoria.
- To investigate the impact of gambling harm on communities in regional/rural Victoria and collect information about specific environments or cultures that influence gambling behaviours.
- To create partnerships and collaboration, particularly between regional/rural organisations and local Gambler’s Help services, academics or other experts in the field, in order to build the capacity of regional/rural Victoria to meet local challenges related to gambling harm.
The Foundation is offering grants of up to $50,000 (excluding GST), with value for money being a key criterion in the assessment of grant applications. The program has a total of $250,000 (excluding GST) funding available.
The Prevention Grants for Regional and Rural Victoria will fund:
- project proposals that align with the funding requirements (as outlined in the guidelines).
- projects that align with primary and secondary prevention principles
- 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
- 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
- conference registration costs if presenting on the funded project (Australian conferences only).
Grant applications are welcome from not for profit organisations, social enterprises, local government and community or public health organisations based in regional and rural Victoria.
Applications close 3 May 2018.