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List of organisations for operator contributions

List of organisations to which operators may direct their annual financial contribution for gambling research, prevention and treatment.

Published: 17 May 2021

Last updated: 20 September 2023

This version was printed or saved on: 2 December 2023

Online version: https://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/licensees-and-businesses/guide/list-of-organisations-for-operator-contributions

Overview: ## 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.

Statutory levy

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.

Operators must:

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.

List of organisations for operator contributions
Name of organisation Category Type of organisation
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
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
Prevention
Community Interest Company
GambleAware Research
Prevention
Treatment
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
Reframe Coaching Prevention Charity
Responsible Gambling Council (Canada) Research Charity
Sport in Mind Prevention
Treatment
Charity
The Forward Trust Treatment Charity
The University of Liverpool Research University research
Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) Research
Prevention
Charity

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:

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 retdata@gamblingcommission.gov.uk 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.

LCCP RET contributions data – April 2022 to March 2023.
Recipient April to June 2022 July to September 2022 October to December 2022 January to March 2023
Betblocker £14,715.98 £10,000.00 £0.00 £12,562.45
Betknowmore UK £125,539.68 £88,955.00 £15,100.00 £153,954.11
Bet on Me £30,000.00 £20,680.27 £0.00 £56,764.92
Better Change £0.00 £0.00 £0.00 £43,023.00
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
GambleAware £397,183.86 £285,777.80 £12,438,499.97 £33,474,193.29
Gambling Harm UK £0.00 £0.00 £485.20 £0.00
GamCare £65,901.00 £0.00 £443,708.00 £693,708.00
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
Total £2,002,282.99 £698,290.48 £14,377,648.99 £36,531,062.48

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.

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 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.

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