The process for organisations who wish to be on the approved list for annual LCCP RET contributions
Gambling businesses are required to make an annual financial contribution to organisations which deliver or support research into the prevention and treatment of gambling-related harms, harm prevention approaches and treatment for those harmed by gambling (RET contributions). We do not specify an amount which may be contributed as this could be seen as imposing a levy, which is a power reserved for Parliament.
We will maintain a list to guide operators on how to be compliant with the LCCP requirement to make financial contributions. It will ensure that if businesses make contributions to organisations which work in other areas unconnected to gambling, these amounts will not be considered compliant or published in the figures on LCCP RET contributions. Businesses can continue to donate funds to any organisation outside of the approved list, and the only change is that such contributions will not be counted as LCCP RET contributions.
Organisations seeking to be on the list of organisations to which gambling businesses may direct their RET contributions should provide information to the Commission to help us assess their suitability. This will include the need for independent oversight or regulation.
There is no cost for working with the Commission to be on the list, and organisations should submit information using this short form.
We will begin to publish information on our website of organisations that are on the list during December 2019. Organisations will continue to be able to submit information to us and be added to the list on an ongoing basis.
You must inform us whenever any of your information changes.