Grants of £600 to create a pool of Gambling Awareness Volunteers across the city.

About the grants

Men’s Health Unlocked has teamed up with GamCare Yorkshire and Humber and Leeds City Council to offer 14 grants of £600. This is a call out for grassroots community organisations to recruit Gambling Awareness Volunteers (GAVs). The aim of the grants is to create over 100 GAVs in Leeds.

The GAVs will be required to attend a 3 hour training session on gambling-related harm, and learn about the support that is available, as well as to take part in follow-up peer support session. The training will be delivered by GamCare Leeds and West Yorkshire. With the grant your job is to recruit eight GAVs and coordinate their training and one hour follow-up session.

To support you to do this, a grant of £600 is available. Volunteers must be aged 18 or over.

How to apply

To apply please complete the Gambling Awareness Volunteers: Grant Application Form (Google form)

Your application will be assessed by a fortnightly rolling panel. This offer will end once all the monies have been distributed.

Any questions, please contact Damian Dawtry call 07985 442630 or email [email protected]

Why is this needed?

Gambling-related financial harm (GRFH) can manifest in many ways and doesn’t only harm the gambler but their partners and families too. 

It is often difficult for people suffering from gambling-related harm to reach out and to get support. We believe that one of the best ways to help is by equipping members of the community – possibly, the friends and families of those who are suffering – with information about this issue, and where to find support.

GAVs will be trained in:

  • Spotting the signs of gambling-related harm
  • How to have supportive conversations about gambling
  • Signposting to support

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