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Odds on Youth for youth workers

If your organisation provides services to young people, Odds on Youth can build your capacity to deal with the real-world, gambling-related issues they face.

We’ve developed Odds on Youth – a program designed to build the capacity of youth organisations and councils to reduce gambling harm among the young people who use their services. Participants attend a workshop where they learned about gambling harm and how it affects young people. Funding was provided to youth organisations to run their own gambling harm prevention project. 

Want to be part of the next round?

Get inspired by previous Odds on Youth projects

We ran the Odds on Youth program for the first time in Sydney’s Inner West in September 2019, and again in South West Sydney in March 2020. Take a look at what youth organisations and councils in those areas are doing.

2019 projects in Sydney’s Inner West

Glebe Youth Service ran an 8-week program for the young people who accessed their service. It included 3 weeks of gambling harm minimisation workshops and 5 weeks of writing and recording a hip-hop song. You can see the song on their website

Grant amount: $18,118

headspace Ashfield, are running a series of psychoeducation and harm-minimisation workshops for Inner West high school students aged 15 to 17 and young people aged 16 to 25 who are at risk of homelessness.

Grant amount: $11,000

Marrickville Youth Resources Centre will work in partnership with the Inner West Community Drug Action Team and PCYC Marrickville to run Friday afternoon sessions with young people and their parents to raise awareness about gambling harm and will hold Screen-Free Community events.

Grant amount: $60,000

Mission Australia ran this program for young people aged 15 to 24 in the Canterbury Bankstown area. It involved information days and small group sessions for high school students, workshops for young people who are homeless, and five community events. 
Grant amount: $67,485

Youth Off the Streets are holding workshops in their specialist Inner West Youth Homelessness Service, their Merrylands drug and alcohol centre, and their Links to Learning program. They also undertook a review and evaluation of their intake procedures to determine whether gambling was a risk factor.

Grant amount: $36,500

2020 projects in South West Sydney

Cumberland City Council established a local awareness campaign and education resource about gambling harm in the Cumberland area, co-designed with young people. You can learn more about the project by visiting their website. 

Grant amount: $60,000

Fairfield City Council worked with local young people to make a series of videos and an interactive game called Gabby’s Room to educate young people in the Fairfield local area and help them identify gambling harm. You can see the videos and access Gabby’s Room on their website.

Grant amount: $60,000

Targeting young people in the Campbelltown, Camden, Wollondilly and Wingecarribee areas, this headspace Campbelltown project included education resources including an animation, lived experience stories, and capacity building for youth workers to help them identify and respond to young people at risk of gambling harm. 

Grant amount: $60,000

Woodville Alliance produced youth-friendly and culturally appropriate short videos about gambling and gaming harm for young people from the Vietnamese community in Fairfield. You can view Mai’s Story, David’s Story and Tuan’s Story. 

Grant amount: $56,000

Interested in funding or a grant for a project of your own? 

Contact us to find out about current funding opportunities. Email or call 02 9995 0992.

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