GambleAware publishes invitation for evaluation of RG campaigns

| By Nosa Omoigui
Gambling charity GambleAware has published an invitation to tender, designed to commission an evidence-based evaluation of the charity's safer gambling campaigns.
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GambleAware’s current safer gambling capaigns include its Men’s Prevention Campaign – aimed at males aged 18-34 encouraging them to avoid “Bet Regret” – and its Women’s Prevention Campaign prompting women aged 25-50 to spot signs of gambling harms.

The company hopes the evaluation will contribute to more effective prevention campaigns which will in turn help stop people who gamble turning into problem gamblers.

The programme is expected to be delivered over a two-year period with a budget of up to £286,000.

The chosen evaluator will be expected to collect data from GambleAware’s core audience relating to their exposure and awareness of a given campaign, how the campaign engages with an audience and the impact of the campaign on relevant attitudes and behaviours.

This will be done via a questionnaire administered to 5,200 people – 2,600 men and 2,600 women – which will be broken down into categories such as those who have gambled in the last four weeks.

GambleAware said: “To ensure GambleAware’s campaigns are as effective as possible, and to prove the impact of the campaign to key stakeholders, it is important to collect data from various sources to evaluate campaign performance.

“All campaigns have a wider goal of reducing the stigma that those experiencing gambling harms
face in Great Britain. It is anticipated that with increased activity, coverage, and conversations, gambling will become less of a taboo topic in society so that those needing advice and support are not put off by the stigma they face.”

GambleAware received £16m in donations during the first three quarters of its financial year. However, the NHS announced it would cut ties with the charity, effective from 1 April 2022.

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