LETTER: Gambling a community issue that affects all

The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation encourages organisations to apply for funding of up to $50,000 for gambling harm prevention projects.

The program supports collaborative projects that investigate the impact of gambling harm on regional and rural communities, raise awareness of the risks of gambling harm, increase our knowledge of effective prevention practices, and build local capacity to deliver gambling harm prevention programs.

There is a spectrum of gambling harm, from low to severe. Typically, harm involves one or a combination of financial hardship, emotional distress, family conflict and difficulty with work or study, and it can happen earlier than many people realise.

The foundation supports initiatives that seek to prevent or reduce gambling harm. And we fund professional services for anyone affected by gambling harm.

Gambling harm is a community issue that requires a community response. We want to support local initiatives that can enhance the lives of people in communities who struggle with gambling addiction.

For more information, visit responsiblegambling.vic.gov.au/regional. Applications are due on Thursday, May 3.

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