Australia’s NSW Office of Responsible Gambling to fund for gambling research and innovation initiatives

Australia’s NSW Office of Responsible Gambling to fund for gambling research and innovation initiatives

By IAGR Media

The NSW Office of Responsible Gambling (ORG), based in Sydney, Australia, is looking for the best and brightest minds to help understand the problems, the opportunities and develop innovative initiatives. It is offering funding for both research and tech-focused projects that focus on responsible gambling.

Research Grants

Funding is available for research proposals that help understand gambling in today’s world, and provide the evidence base for responsible gambling policy, interventions and programs on gambling.

ORG is seeking applications from a diverse range of disciplines, fields and contexts to ensure issues are explored from a range of perspectives.

Applicants can apply for small grants (up to $30,000) or larger grants (up to $350,000) that address the priority research areas for the Responsible Gambling Fund:

  • Long term efficacy and effectiveness of treatments
  • What works in prevention and harm minimisation
  • Emerging technologies and new trends
  • Minimising undue regulatory burden on responsible gambling operators and consumers
  • Attitudes and behaviours towards gambling in vulnerable or target groups
  • Gambling prevalence and understanding and measuring harm
  • Support for policy development and regulatory effectiveness

Prevention, Innovation & Technology Grants

ORG is seeking to fund projects that develop innovative initiatives to promote responsible gambling and/or reduce gambling harm.

Applicants are able to apply for small grants (up to $100,000) or larger grants (up to $400,000) to:

  • develop products that can be used by consumers, for example apps or online tools that help consumers make informed choices
  • use immersive technology and virtual reality to develop materials that can be used in schools to deliver education and awareness, or demonstrate responsible gambling practices
  • deliver gambling harm minimisation messaging in innovative ways
  • integrate existing tools and triage systems in health and welfare settings to include or enhance gambling screening
  • increase quality interactions between gambling venue staff members and customers in the domains of harm minimisation, referral to gambling help, and education and awareness.

International expertise. Local delivery.

Deputy Secretary of Liquor, Gaming & Racing NSW, and IAGR Vice President, Paul Newson said while the projects need to be focused on delivering outcomes in the state of NSW, applications are open to researchers and tech companies from around the world.

'It could be an overseas tech innovator or researcher that can bring new perspectives to the market in NSW – so regardless of where an organisation is based, if the project fits our guidelines, we’d like to see an application,' Mr Newson said.

Grant submissions opened on Tuesday 29 January and close on Tuesday 26 February.

Learn more and apply for a grant for your project on the Office of Responsible Gambling website.

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