Over $175,000 will be heading Yorkton and its surrounding areas way thanks to the provincial government charitable gaming grant program.
The money is a part of over $2.1 million that will support more than 700 groups and organizations across the province.
"As Saskatchewan emerges from the pandemic and life returns to normal, volunteers have been eager to support important initiatives in their communities," Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority Jim Reiter said. "These most recent charitable gaming grants will assist in those efforts and continue to help minor sports programs, local service clubs, educational endeavours and many other great services."
Among the grants provided by the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) during the most recent quarter:
In total, Yorkton will receive $116,496, with the surrounding area receiving over $62,000.
In terms of individual organizations, the Yorkton Kinsmen Club received the $82,802, with five other organizations receiving over $2,000, the Nursery School Co-operative ($3,537), Paws & Claws Animal Rescue Incorporated ($3,349), Kalyna Dance School ($2,930), St. Paul's School Community Council ($2,258), and the Royal Canadian Legion ($2,190).
A total of 12 more organizations received over $1,000.
The quarterly grants paid by SLGA 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. Charitable gaming reports submitted by groups as part of their charitable gaming licence are used by SLGA to automatically calculate grant amounts.