Prevention Grants for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities

Our prevention grants for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities aims to raise awareness, within CALD communities, about the risks associated with gambling, promote help-seeking and provide alternative recreational activities, as a means to prevent or reduce gambling harm.

Research shows that while CALD communities in developed countries tend to gamble less than the overall population, those who do gamble are more likely to experience harm:

  • they experience higher degrees of social isolation and therefore vulnerability to gambling harm
  • stigma and shame create considerable barriers to help seeking.

The foundation will provide small grants to fund local initiatives within Victoria’s CALD communities, including both emerging and established communities. The grants may fund a range of activities, including but not limited to:

  • workshops with professionals who work with CALD communities, to build their ability to identify and support someone experiencing harm from gambling
  • education sessions with CALD community groups to discuss gambling harms and promote help seeking
  • alternative recreational activities that address social isolation.

Applications for the Prevention Grants for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities program have now closed. An announcement of successful applications will be made in mid December 2017.

Further information

For more information about these grants please contact:
Email steve.cram@responsiblegambling.vic.gov.au
Phone (03) 9452 2664

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