As a result of thousands of Bingo players responding to our call for support, the Bingo Association in Scotland have recently been informed that our ‘Bingo is my lifeline‘ campaign has been successful, and all licensed bingo clubs in Scotland will receive a one-off grant in recognition of the challenges caused by their sustained closure over the last year.
On behalf of all 47 licensed bingo club operators, employees and customers in Scotland, I want to thank each and every one of you who took the time to write to the Scottish Government and tell them why ‘bingo is your lifeline’.
By supporting our campaign, you have helped secure the future of bingo in Scotland, enabling us to keep our doors open, support our valued staff teams, and most importantly, provide a safe space for our customers to enjoy their favourite pastime and to meet with family and friends.
Chief Executive Officer
The Bingo Association in Scotland
Statement from the Bingo Association on the Scottish Government funding announcement:
“We are grateful for today’s announcement of discretionary funding for licensed bingo clubs across Scotland.
“Bingo clubs have been particularly hard-hit by this pandemic, with the majority of clubs having been closed for ten out of the past eleven months, placing the local bingo club’s future at risk. This funding therefore provides much needed stability for the sector – helping to safeguard jobs and livelihoods across the country and allowing us to continue providing a safe space for our customers to meet and socialise with friends and family.
“We look forward to ongoing discussions with the Scottish Government about bingo’s place as an important part of Scotland’s social and cultural fabric”.