The Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant has been allocated to 11 non-profit community organizations in the city.
The Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) advisory committee made recommendations as to where the $67,222.00 in grant funding should go.
“It is great to see that money. I know you can buy lottery tickets in many of the convenience stores and businesses in our community. People do partake in it, this is their portion coming back to the city, which we appreciate,” said Mayor Gerald Aalbers.
The Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant is intended to get people involved in sport, culture and recreational activities.
The biggest allocation was given to the Lloydminster Interval Home Society for the LCYC Recreation and Support Program for $10,000, and the same amount went to the Lloydminster Area Drug Strategy for the Lloydminster RCMP Youth Academy.
“It’s really great to have the FCSS committee going through all the heavy lifting, reviewing applications, and making recommendations,” said Coun. Jonathan Torresan.
Other recipients include the Lloydminster Roman Catholic Separate School Division #89, Lloydminster Air Cadets 186 Squadron, Lloydminster Housing Authority, Lloydminster and District Centennial Commemorative Association, Libbie Young Centre, Lloydminster Association for Community Living, Lloydminster Area Drug Strategy (Lloydminster Youth Council), Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Lloydminster and the Lloydminster and Area Brain Injury Society.