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Guidance

Guidance for submitting a proposal for Regulatory Settlement funding

Guidance around submitting a proposal for Regulatory Settlement funding including what Regulatory Settlement funds are and criteria for proposals.

What will not be supported?

Proposals may not include gambling operators as interested parties.

Regulatory settlements will not normally be applied to wholly commercial endeavours or partnerships where the results of the funds will primarily:

  • bring a commercial advantage to a business; and/or
  • act as research and development for the gambling industry.

Regulatory settlement funds will not be applied for the purposes of campaigning or lobbying.

Proposals that duplicate existing services or projects are unlikely to be successful unless they pilot new approaches.

We will only approve proposals that fund treatment services (including aftercare and support) in expectional circumstances. The Commission generally considers that regulatory settlements are not an appropriate route for the funding of treatment delivery – which requires a routine and predictable source of income, and needs to be linked to clinical regulation to ensure appropriate treatment and safeguarding is in place.

For similar reasons, we will not usually approve projects relating to blocking software because we take the view that these products should be commissioned alongside wider treatment and support systems.

We will not usually approve projects for delivery in schools unless there is a link to regulated education provision, for example local authority and/or Ofsted oversight.

The Commission does not typically offer input to projects funded through regulatory settlements. If your proposal relies on engagement/input from or facilitation by the Commission, please make this clear in the proposal you submit.

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