Gambling Awareness Trust (GAT) is an independent charity established in 2019 to fund
research, education, awareness, treatment and rehabilitation and support services
to help minimise gambling related harm in Ireland. GAT is administered by a voluntary
Board of Trustees and is funded by donations from the online and retail betting and gaming
industry in Ireland.
Gambling Awareness Trust opened the first call for expressions of interest in 2019, followed by another successful round in 2020. This process resulted in the funding of a number of organisations who continue to provide a range of supports and services to those affected by problem gambling.
We commissioned a research project with Maynooth University to examine the knowledge base and evidence on the nature and extent of gambling and gambling impacts in Ireland and how Ireland compares to international peer countries. This report was published in 2021 and is the most comprehensive examination of the topic that has been produced in Ireland to date.
We have used this report to inform our strategic plan and ensure service provision meets the identified needs and gaps in the area of problem gambling from an evidence-based approach.
Our 2022 call is open to organisations with a track record of providing supports in the area addiction, particularly those providing specific interventions, treatment, and rehabilitation for gambling problems, as well as organisations with experience in the design and delivery of bespoke training, education and public awareness campaigns aimed at wide and diverse groups of all ages.
GAT will accept expressions of interest from those service providers committed to providing professional services with a particular focus on but not exclusive of:
- Prevention and Early Intervention
- Family Education
- Public Awareness
To submit an expression of interest, please download the EOI form and return to [email protected]
Closing date for submissions is Friday July 29, 2022, at 5pm.