List of organisations for operator contributions
Information for operators
From 1 January 2020 operators must direct their annual financial contribution for gambling research, prevention and treatment as required by Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP) SR code 3.1.1 to one or more of the organisations on the following list.
The purpose of this list is to demonstrate to operators how to be compliant with the LCCP requirement to make annual financial contributions to research, prevention and treatment.
Government will lead on the creation of a statutory levy, including deciding the destination of funds. The Gambling Commission will collect the levy and distribute it in line with Government’s direction. Our role will be in administration of the levy.
Once a levy is created, it is likely that the Commission’s LCCP RET list will no longer be relevant or needed. In the meantime, we expect operators to continue to make annual financial contributions as required by the LCCP.
- make an annual financial contribution to each of research, prevention and treatment. Your annual financial contribution must be to organisations for the purposes of delivering research, prevention and treatment. Payments for paid for services should not be counted as LCCP RET contributions
- ensure that these donations go to one or more organisation on the following list
- ensure that they have no connection to the recipient organisation
- report information accurately in their annual or quarterly regulatory return to the Gambling Commission about the destination(s) of their payment and the amounts that have been contributed. This includes ensuring that there is no duplication of data across multiple licences.
We will collate information about LCCP RET contributions and publish this information at least annually.
Operators can continue to donate funds to any organisation outside of the approved list, but such contributions will not be counted as LCCP RET contributions.
Organisations will continue to be able to submit information to us. You must inform us whenever any of your information changes.
|Name of organisation||Category||Type of organisation|
|Addiction Recovery Agency Ltd (Ara)||Prevention
|Beacon Counselling Trust||Prevention
|Bet On Me||Treatment||Private Company|
|Better Change||Prevention||Community Interest Company|
|Bournemouth University||Research||University Research|
|Centre of Excellence in Responsible Gaming (CERG)||Research||Charity|
|Deal me out||Prevention||Community Interest Company|
|Epic Restart Foundation||Prevention||Charity|
|EPIC Risk Management||Prevention||Private Company|
|ESG Corporate Community Interest Company (trading as ESG Gaming)||Research
|Community Interest Company|
|Gambling Treatment and Research Clinic, University of Sydney||Research||Public Research University|
|Gordon Moody Association||Treatment||Charity|
|International Center for Responsible Gaming (ICRG)||Research
|JC Foundation Trust||Prevention||Community Interest Company|
|Leon House Health & Wellbeing Ltd||Treatment||Private Company|
|Racing to School||Prevention||Charity|
|Red Card Gambling Support Project CIC||Prevention||Community Interest Company|
|Responsible Gambling Council (Canada)||Research||Charity|
|Sport in Mind||Prevention
|The Forward Trust||Treatment||Charity|
|The University of Liverpool||Research||University research|
|Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM)||Research
The process for organisations who wish to be on the list for annual LCCP RET contributions
Operators 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.
Being on the LCCP RET list is not a guarantee of receiving any financial RET contributions.
We maintain a list to demonstrate to operators how to be compliant with the LCCP requirement to make financial contributions. It ensures that if operators make contributions to organisations which work in other areas unconnected to reducing gambling harms in Britain, these amounts will not be considered compliant or published in the figures on LCCP RET contributions. Operators can continue to donate funds to any organisation outside of the LCCP RET list, 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 operators may direct their RET contributions should provide information to the Gambling Commission to help us assess their suitability. This will include working to reduce gambling harms in Britain, and the need for independent oversight or regulation for all organisations. It will also include:
- in the case of research: the commissioning of research that is of general benefit, not solely or mainly for the purposes of informing the organisation’s other work
- in the case of treatment: a connection to the existing National Gambling Treatment Service and/or existing NHS England, Scotland or Wales mental health or addiction services.
Applications to the LCCP RET list are currently paused.
The Gambling Act Review has committed to introducing a statutory levy, details of which are subject to consultation. The Gambling Commission will review the situation periodically and any further updates will be provided on this page.
There is no cost for working with the Commission to be on the list, but we recommend that organisations read the guidance on expectations and the procedure for removal.
Information requirements for approved organisations for RET contributions
Approved organisations for RET contributions are required to send us quarterly returns listing the financial contributions they have received from operating licence holders. Returns consist of a templated MS Excel Open XML format spreadsheet, a blank copy of which is sent to approved organisations after their approval. Completed spreadsheets are to be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org within 28 days of the end of each UK financial quarter.
LCCP RET contributions data – April 2022 to March 2023
The following data table shows the data that has been reported to us from organisations on the LCCP RET list on contributions received during the period April 2022 to March 2023. The table covers 12 months of data.
|Recipient||April to June 2022||July to September 2022||October to December 2022||January to March 2023|
|Bet on Me||£30,000.00||£20,680.27||£0.00||£56,764.92|
|Deal me out||£0.00||£0.00||£2,000.00||£41,644.14|
|EPIC Restart Foundation||£0.00||£0.00||£150,000.00||£0.00|
|EPIC Risk Management||£184,200.00||£85,000.00||£94,200.00||£40,500.00|
|ESG Corporate Community Interest Company (trading as ESG Gaming)||£10,000.00||£53,667.00||£62,400.00||£0.00|
|Gambling Harm UK||£0.00||£0.00||£485.20||£0.00|
|Gordon Moody Association||£199,141.95||£19,638.00||£907,598.16||£1,156,500.00|
|Leon House Health and Wellbeing Ltd||£145,665.06||£16,832.64||£0.00||£468,108.36|
|The University of Liverpool||£0.00||£0.00||£0.00||£23,633.00|
|Young Gamer and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM)||£829,935.46||£117,739.77||£263,657.66||£366,471.21|
LCCP RET contributions data – April 2021 to March 2022
The following data table shows the data that has been reported to us from organisations on the LCCP RET list on contributions received during the period April 2021 to March 2022. The table covers 12 months of data.
|Recipient||April to June 2021||July to September 2021||October to December 2021||January to March 2022|
|Action against Gambling Harms||£0.00||£0.00||£2,500.00||£1,500.00|
|Deal me out||£0.00||£1,600.00||£26,600.00||£64,650.00|
|EPIC Risk Management||£166,950.00||£58,200.00||£200,934.00||£58,200.00|
|ESG Corporate Community Interest Company (trading as ESG Gaming)||£0.00||£0.00||£0.00||£34,884.00|
|Gordon Moody Association||£51,445.00||£93,732.00||£255,281.00||£300,196.00|
|Leon House Health and Wellbeing Ltd||£100,000.00||£121,000.00||£24,400.00||£0.00|
|Red Card Gambling Support Project CIC||£0.00||£0.00||£10,000.00||£0.00|
|Responsible Gambling Council (Canada)||£0.00||£0.00||£0.00||£5,947.00|
|Sport in Mind||£0.00||£0.00||£250.00||£0.00|
|Young Gamer and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM)||£43,902.00||£427,781.00||£420,438.00||£525,015.00|
LCCP RET contributions data – January 2020 to March 2021
The following data table shows the data that has been reported to us from organisations on the LCCP RET list on contributions received during the period January 2020 to March 2021. The table covers 15 months of data spanning two financial years.
|Recipient||January to March 2020||April to June 2020||July to September 2020||October to December 2020||January to March 2021|
|Action against Gambling Harms||£0.00||£0.00||£500,000.00||£0.00||£0.00|
|Addiction Recovery Agency Ltd (Ara)||£0.00||£0.00||£311,200.00||£0.00||£0.00|
|EPIC Risk Management||£0.00||£51,250.00||£57,500.00||£156,750.00||£108,750.00|
|Gordon Moody Association||£124,845.22||£129,543.35||£72,067.84||£283,383.53||£183,959.33|
|Leon House Health and Wellbeing Ltd||£0.00||£0.00||£31,500.00||£100,000.00||£0.00|
|Red Card Gambling Support Project CIC||£0.00||£0.00||£0.00||£11,000.00||£0.00|
|Sport in Mind||£0.00||£0.00||£0.00||£250.00||£1,130.00|
|Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM)||£220,000.26||£801,789.40||£579,120.96||£546,308.00||£1,095,319.02|
Last updated: 20 September 2023
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