More than 700 groups and organizations in Saskatchewan are benefiting from approximately $1.9 million in charitable gaming grants being provided by the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA).
“These groups and organizations are made up of volunteers who give themselves to their communities in order to enhance the lives of others,” Minister responsible for SLGA Don McMorris said. “Our government is pleased to provide additional financial support through the charitable gaming grant program that will further enhance those efforts.”
Among the grants provided by SLGA this quarter: Moose Jaw and surrounding area received $159,016; North Battleford and surrounding area: $136,978; Melville and surrounding area: $64,654; Humboldt and surrounding area: $47,321 and Estevan and surrounding area: $46,370.
The charitable gaming grant program supports groups and organizations that conduct charitable gaming including licensed bingos, raffles, breakopen tickets, Texas Hold’em poker and Monte Carlo events. Groups and organizations receive a grant equal to 25 per cent of the net revenues raised from these activities, up to a maximum grant of $100,000 annually.
Charitable gaming grants are paid quarterly. 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.