The GM gambling harm reduction programme has secured £300,000 grant funding to support place-based and community-led initiatives across GM (“Communities Addressing Gambling Harms”), in line with our ambition to support better lives for all in Greater Manchester.

Our aim is for Communities Addressing Gambling Harms to be a catalyst for organisations and partnerships to focus on gambling related harm in GM whilst sharing knowledge and experiences as part of a community of practice.

Our priorities for funding include projects which focus on the following:

  • Tackling inequalities
  • Reforming public services
  • Community-led activities and sports clubs
  • Children and young people

Public, community and voluntary organisations are encouraged to collaborate and submit a proposal for funding to deliver projects with a footprint within GM. Proposals should be submitted no later than 5pm on Friday 13 August

For more information about the Communities Addressing Gambling Harms initiative, including details of our priorities and what we are hoping to achieve, case studies, eligibility criteria and how to apply, please download and review the Funding Prospectus (PDF, 1.7MB).

On 24 June 2021 the GMCA hosted an event to launch the Communities Addressing Gambling Harms initiative attended by stakeholders and people with lived experience from across GM. This event included four idea generation sessions focused on our funding priorities to support the development of proposals. Read the event summary (PDF, 104KB) here. 

To access funding or support for your project from the Communities Addressing Gambling Harms initiative please complete a project proposal form (Word, 40KB). This document has been updated (19 July 2021) with further details as to how projects will be assessed and reviewed. Please use this version of the form to submit a proposal.

For any queries relating to this programme please contact publicservicereform@greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk.