Gambling Education Fund

Gain up to £500 to create and run your own gambling education and prevention initiative

Fast Forward and the Scottish Gambling Education Hub are delighted to offer a funding programme for groups across Scotland.

The Gambling Education Fund can provide up to £500 for groups of young people, families and communities to create and run their very own gambling education and prevention initiative. For example, the money could be used for reasonable expenses used in the course of delivering the project, such as:

  • Materials or technology needed for the project
  • Training to learn new skills
  • Food and refreshments for participants

We are committed to diversity and inclusivity. We welcome applications from groups run by or including LGBTQ+ communities, religious, cultural, or faith-based communities, and people with disabilities.

If you have an idea for a project to increase awareness and understand of gambling-related issues, we want to hear from you!

Who is it for?

Groups of young people, families or communities based in Scotland.

Fund criteria

Is led by the group, or involves the group when aged 11-25
Takes place in Scotland.
Facilitated by a Scottish community project, organisation or educational institution.
Detailed budget breakdown should be included (e.g. itemised stationary, fuel, meals and technology costs).

Ready to apply?

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We encourage young people to fill out this funding application themselves. However, we require an adult staff member (youth worker/teacher/support staff) to take responsibility for the project delivery and any money awarded. If this poses any issues, please get in touch.

Examples of projects we funded:

Youth Fund Showcase: ‘Chasing the dream’ short film

February 5, 2024

Check out the latest Youth Fund project developed by Irvine Media Club, a group of young people in North Ayrshire….

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Youth Fund Showcase: Govan Youth Information Project’s report on gambling ads

February 5, 2024

We are delighted to share a new Youth Fund project by young people at Govan Youth Information Project (GYIP). In…

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Youth Fund Showcase: The Toon, a youth-led drama production

July 11, 2022

In this post, Tina from the Scottish Gambling Education Hub shares the case study of a youth-led project funded by…

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Youth Fund Showcase: ‘The Art of Gambling’

June 2, 2022

Barnardo’s Stirling facilitated a unique art workshop, themed around the topic of gambling and its risks. Two young people got…

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Youth Fund Showcase: ‘Don’t Be a Loser’

March 1, 2020

Youth 2000 (Y2K) engaged their young people in the co-creation of an awareness-raising video addressing gambling-related harms. Mindful of the…

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Youth Fund Showcase: ‘Booze, Bet, Bust’

February 13, 2020

A group of young people took it upon themselves to examine just how different their community is from a more…

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