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Local charities see over $10,000 via SLGA grants

The latest round of charitable grants from the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority has been announced, and some Lloydminster charities are on the receiving end.

The grants, which are given out quarterly, are based on a percentage of net proceeds raised through licensed charitable gaming activities such as bingos, raffles, breakopen tickets, Texas Hold’em Poker and Monte Carlo events.

This time, the three highest grants in the city were given to the Lloydminster Legion Branch #39 at $3,691.83, followed by The Bea Fisher Foundation taking in $1,926.65 and the Lloydminster & Area Brain Injury Society with $ 1,814.34.

The latter three, the Lloydminster Cheer Parent Fundraising Committee, Lloydminster Kinsmen Club and Lloydminster Region Health Foundation got $1,800.57, $614.14 and $212.10, respectively. In total, Lloydminster charities were given $10,059.63 through the SLGA grants.

Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority Jim Reiter these grants will assist in efforts for minor sports programs, local service clubs, educational endeavours and many other great services to recover post-pandemic.

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In this last quarter, $2.1 million has been dispersed to over 700 groups and organizations across the province.

Other notable local grants announced were a total of $46,617.88 for North Battleford and surrounding area charities and the Maidstone Arena Board, which got $3,503.38.

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