A number of local community groups are getting some government funding through a charitable gaming grant program.

Groups and organizations that conduct charitable gaming fundraisers in Saskatchewan are eligible for a grant from the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority. They can receive a grant equal to 25 per cent of the net revenues raised from licensed bingos, raffles, breakopen tickets, Texas Hold’em poker and Monte Carlo events.

“Charitable gaming grants help support new and upgraded community infrastructure projects, support senior’s programming and provide dollars to the minor sports that our youth and children enjoy,” Minister Responsible for SLGA Gene Makowsky says.

In the past six months, organizations within the City of Lloydminster received a total of $27,700.

  • CLA Lloydminster Parent Fundraising Committee Inc. – $5,825
  • Lloydminster Curling Club – $135
  • Lloydminster Rotary Club – $8,891
  • Lloydminster Meridian Youth Soccer Association – $310
  • Lloydminster Alberta Bandits 4H Club – $86
  • Lloydminster & Area Brain Injury Society – $75
  • Lloydminster Lions Club – $581
  • Lloydminster Region Health Foundation Inc. – $6,289
  • Lloydminster Ukrainian Cultural Association – $1,293
  • The Bea Fisher Foundation – $2,674
  • The Kinette Club of Lloydminster Corp. – $369
  • Hillmond Central School – $250
  • Hillmond Central Sports Society – $922

Surrounding areas that received SGLA grants, include:

  • Battleford – $1,737
  • Cut Knife – $112
  • Lashburn – $4,400
  • Maidstone – $2,613
  • Marshall – $160
  • Neilburg – $679
  • North Battleford – $58,886
  • Paradise Hill – $4,456
  • St. Walburg – $7,523
  • Turtleford – $1,312.00
  • Unity – $15,250
  • Wilkie – $1,198