National Council on Problem Gambling launches new campaign
The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) has launched its new Agility Grant programme.
US.- The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) has announced the creation of its latest programme, Agility Grant. The initiative will offer funding to non-profit organisations to set out problem gambling prevention initiatives.
The Agility Grant programme was funded by the National Football League Foundation, and features investments that are based on the principles of innovation, collaboration and amplification. The NCPG expects to award between $20,000 and $40,000 grants to four to six organisations through round one of the initiative.
Keith Whyte, NCPG executive director, said in a statement: “Problem gambling prevention providers are historically under-resourced. These Agility Grants will provide support and help build some much-needed momentum towards reducing the long-term personal, social, and economic costs of problem gambling.
“Funded projects will foster new ideas, elevate new voices, and create new partnerships to strengthen the efficacy of prevention programming. We encourage all eligible organizations to apply.”
Applications for the first round of funding will be accepted from today through February 22, 2022, with funding award announcements made in 2022. Evaluations will be based on several criteria, including alignment to the program principles and funding pillar strategies, as well as anticipated community impact.
The pillars are:
- Prevention innovation: To foster and accelerate the development, deployment or research of gambling addiction prevention programs and curricula to address key at-risk and priority populations.
- Amplification: To increase community awareness, response and support through the identification and elevation of new leaders, partnerships and voices within the problem gambling community-especially prioritising youth and leaders of colour.
The NCPG also anticipated there will be a round two of the Agility Grant that will be available in late summer or early autumn of this year.
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