More than 500 groups and organizations across the province will benefit from approximately $1.5 million in charitable gaming grants from the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA).
“Volunteers are the people that make a difference in our communities,” Minister responsible for SLGA Donna Harpauer said. “The grants being provided by our government recognize the efforts of many different volunteer groups and organizations in the province and will allow them to further enhance their communities.”
Among the grants provided by SLGA this quarter: North Battleford and surrounding area received $113,195; Weyburn and surrounding area: $50,282; Swift Current and surrounding area: $48,665; Melfort and surrounding area: $46,869 and Moose Jaw and surrounding area: $36,161.
The charitable gaming grant program provides a grant equal to 25 per cent of the net revenues raised through charitable gaming activities including licensed bingos, raffles, breakopen tickets, Texas Hold’em poker and Monte Carlo events. Groups that conduct licensed charitable gaming activities and events do not have to apply for the charitable gaming grant. Charitable gaming reports submitted by the groups are used by SLGA to calculate grants and paid out each quarter.