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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.

Operators must:

  • 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.

Businesses 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 and be added to the list on an ongoing basis. You must inform us whenever any of your information changes.

List of organisations for operator contributions
Name of organisation Category Type of organisation
Action against Gambling Harms Research
Prevention
Treatment
Charity
Addiction Recovery Agency Ltd (Ara) Prevention
Treatment
Charity
Beacon Counselling Trust Prevention
Treatment
Charity
Betblocker Prevention Charity
Betknowmore UK Research
Prevention
Treatment
Charity
Bet On Me Treatment Private Company
Better Change Prevention Community Interest Company
Bournemouth University Research University Research
Breakeven Prevention
Treatment
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
Prevention
Community Interest Company
GambleAware Research
Prevention
Treatment
Charity
Gambling Education Network (formally TalkGen) Prevention Charity
Gambling Treatment and Research Clinic, University of Sydney Research Public Research University
GamCare Prevention
Treatment
Charity
Gordon Moody Association Treatment Charity
International Center for Responsible Gaming (ICRG) Research
Prevention
Charity
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
Treatment
Charity
The Forward Trust Treatment Charity
Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) Research
Prevention
Charity

† denotes organisations that meet all three categories

The process for organisations who wish to be on the 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. 

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 businesses 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. Businesses 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 gambling businesses may direct their RET contributions should provide information to the 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.

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 before submitting the LCCP RET Information form. 

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 retdata@gamblingcommission.gov.uk within 28 days of the end of each UK financial quarter.

LCCP RET contributions data – April 2021 to March 2022

The data table below 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.

LCCP RET contributions data – April 2021 to March 2022
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
Betblocker 5,000.00 0.00 10,000.00 6,394.00
Betknowmore UK 36,500.00 91,600.00 25,000.00 35,750.00
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
GambleAware 2,245,445.00 5,821,140.00 2,416,342.00 24,219,897.00
GamCare 479,056.00 451,521.00 895,708.00 0.00
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
Total 3,128,298.00 7,066,574.00 4,287,453.00 25,252,433.00

LCCP RET contributions data – January 2020 to March 2021

The 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.

LCCP RET contributions data – January 2020 to March 2021
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
Betblocker 5,500.00 32,250.00 50,000.00 10,000.00 20,957.88
Betknowmore UK 0.00 0.00 54,320.00 46,832.19 130,669.31
EPIC Risk Management 0.00 51,250.00 57,500.00 156,750.00 108,750.00
GambleAware 4,074,507.55 1,940,985.25 692,508.98 2,552,392.59 14,544,811.10
GamCare 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 544,204.53
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
Total 4,424,853.03 2,955,818.00 2,348,217.78 3,706,916.31 16,629,801.17

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