AU$1.5m in grants for gambling harm prevention

The money will go to different initiatives including advertising campaigns and gambling and financial literacy workshops.
The money will go to different initiatives including advertising campaigns and gambling and financial literacy workshops.

The New South Wales government will support 14 projects and organisations with the grants.

Australia.- The New South Wales (NSW) government has awarded AU$1.5 million (US$1,041,000) in grants to 14 projects and organisations dedicated to gambling harm prevention.

The grants comes as part of the NSW Office of Responsible Gambling’s Local Prevention Grants Program, which seeks to eliminate the stigma of asking for support when experiencing gambling-related harm.

The office will support different initiatives including advertising campaigns, and gambling and financial literacy workshops.

Director of the Office of Responsible Gambling Natalie Wright said: “We know each community has unique challenges, which is why it was encouraging to see the diverse nature of these projects that address the different issues faced in at-risk communities.”

Write says the programme aims to help people make informed decisions about gambling and to raise awareness of gambling-related harm.

The supported projects include some aim at aboriginal communities, youn people and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in NSW.

Elsewhere, Australia is considering a new law to regulate social casinos.

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