British Greyhound Racing Fund receives voluntary contributions from bookmakers and supports and develops greyhound racing in Britain as regulated by the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB): www.gbgb.org.uk.
BGRF grants cover all aspects of welfare, integrity, prize money, development and promotion of the sport and the Fund works closely with the GBGB. In the financial year 2017-18, just over £7.4m was collected from bookmakers' voluntary contributions.
Bookmakers pay a voluntary 0.6% of their greyhound turnover to the BGRF under the current agreement with the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB). We're also continuing our contribution scheme for smaller bookmakers without EPOS. This year we can accept a payment based on the average LBO turnover for greyhound racing of 12.8%of the total. This percentage is sourced from the latest Gambling Commission statistics.
The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) also recommends to its members that they support the BGRF and we have now secured support from several major online operators with effect from January 2019. Full details of this are in the Chairman's statement here. During the year we'll be encouraging any remaining non-paying companies to join us. For those bookmakers who are not currently contributing to the BGRF, we provide information on how to do so here.
You will find details on this site of how our income was spent: please click on the buttons at the top of this page to look at areas which interest you. If you would like to receive a copy of our 2017-18 Report & Accounts, which gives full financial details, then please click here to download a PDF version orhereto order a printed copy by post.