RGT Offering Anti Gambling Grants To UK Schools

RGTThe Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) is offering £580,000 to programs aimed at schools in order to demonstrably reduce the harm done by gambling related activities.

The charity has awarded grants to five education institutions who specialize in protecting vulnerable groups such as young people and the homeless. The RGT hopes these education initiatives will focus their attention on the dangers of gambling to educate secondary school students.

The RGT School Initiative

The RGT, which is funded by donations from the gambling industry, is continuing on from a pilot scheme focused on harm prevention programmes which concluded in March 2015. The programs are also focusing on homeless shelters to prevent gambling problems withteacher other vulnerable groups.

Marc Etches, chief executive of RGT, said the “RGT is keen to promote an integrated and holistic prevention and treatment landscape for those suffering gambling-related harm in Great Britain.”

Future RGT Projects

He added that the RGT is looking to outsource these prevention schemes to organisations in England, Scotland and Wales. Onwards to the future, the RGT is also planning to start gambling harm related projects within both the military and criminal justice system. These initiatives and future plans and will be announced in 2016.

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