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UK gambling charity GambleAware announced this week that it has launched two new major programmes with the goal of reducing gambling harm and supporting those who're on the rebound from the issue.
The two programs are called the Aftercare Funding Programme and the Community Resilience Fund, and will work to provide appropriate services to those impacted by gambling-related harm, particularly those in communities that face additional hardships. The funds will receive £3 million in money to get their start.
Commenting on the new programmes GambleAware Chief Commissioning Officer Anna Hargrave said, "We are delighted to launch these two funding programmes which will build capacity among charities and organisations to better respond to gambling harms in their communities and support people in long-term recovery.
"Whilst there are many people who receive successful treatment and support for gambling harms, there is less known about how to ensure recovery is sustained. The Aftercare Funding Programme will help people in this phase of longer-term recovery and responds to the need for a long-term structured aftercare programme.
"The Community Resilience Fund will help organisations to address specific needs within the community and the inequalities they experience."`