British Greyhound Racing Fund receives voluntary contributions from bookmakers and supports licensed greyhound racing in Britain as regulated by the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB).
BGRF grant-making focuses on the welfare of the racing greyhound and also supports integrity measures at the stadia to that end. We cover development and promotion of the sport to a lesser extent with the intention of making the sport a welfare-oriented and attractive experience for the public, hosted by prosperous individual stadia.
The Fund works closely with the GBGB as the regulator and executive authority. In the financial year 2019-20, just under £9m was collected from bookmakers' voluntary contributions.
Bookmakers pay a voluntary 0.6% of their greyhound turnover to the BGRF under the current retail agreement with the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC). From January 2019, a number of major online businesses have signed up to a voluntary Memorandum of Understanding and are making contributions on the same basis. The BGC recommends to its members that they support the BGRF and during 2020 we’ll continue to approach non-paying companies to persuade them to join us.
For those bookmakers, retail or online, who are not currently contributing to the BGRF, we provide information on how to do so here.
Since its inception in 1992 the BGRF has understood the importance of accountability and transparency and each year we are independently audited by a leading firm of accountants who specialise in sporting and not-for-profit bodies (Haysmacintyre LLP).
You will find details on this site of how our income during the last financial year 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 2019-20 Report & Accounts, which gives full financial details, then please click here to download a PDF version.
BGRF is a not-for-profit organisation.