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Community Benefit Fund annual report 2013-2014



Community Benefit Fund annual report 2013-2014


Northern Territory. Department of Business. Gambling and Licensing Services


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Operation of the Fund Performance Targets The following performance targets were set for 2013-14: 100% accuracy of grant payments processed; and 100% specified grant timeframes met. Both performance targets were achieved during 2013/14. Gambling Amelioration Grants The Gambling Amelioration Grants Program was established to support interventions that reduce problem gambling and minimise the harms that result from gambling. Interventions can range from community awareness and education through to the provision of counselling, rehabilitation or support services for problem gamblers and their families. In 2013-14, five organisations were funded a total of $1,064,576 to provide gambling amelioration services. These organisations were: Amity Community Services Incorporated received funding of $544,800 to continue their gambling intervention service and education program, individual assessment and counselling, maintenance of its website and the Gambling Counselling Helpline. A further $104,959 was paid to continue on from the Gambling Awareness and Education Campaign funded in 2012-13 that is focussed on promoting responsible gambling in indigenous communities; and Somerville Community Services received funding of $215,182 to continue its problem gambling financial counselling service in Darwin and Palmerston for a further twelve months. Big Fat Productions (isee-ilearn) received funding of $145,000 for stage three of the strong living project. This project is aimed at the prevention and reduction of habituation gambling within indigenous communities. Roper Gulf Shire Council received $37,120 to conduct the Bulman Barrel of Laughs night which is a campaign against problem gambling through a comical community message for remote areas of the Northern Territory. The Department of Justice, Victoria was also paid $17,515 as the Northern Territorys contribution to the National Online Problem Gambling Project. In June 2014 an additional $807,000 was paid to Amity Community Services Incorporated in relation to two projects that will be undertaken in 2014-15. Providing these funds in advance is aimed at ensuring continuity of service through the change in financial year and to allow the focus to be on service delivery at the commencement of 2014-15. Gambling Research No new research projects commenced in 2013-14. A project studying the spatial relationship between electronic gaming machines venues, their clientele and gambling related harm in the Northern Territory completed and the results have been published on the Gambling and Licencing Services website. Page | 6

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