Still plenty of SaskLotteries grant money available in NB

There is still plenty of Sask Lotteries money available for North Battleford if any groups are interested.

Councillor Kelli Hawtin noted the Sask Lotteries Community Grants Adjudication Committee met this past week for the final meeting of their granting year. She said they have $106,000 in funding from Sask Lotteries available for the granting year that runs until April. If that money is not granted, the remaining amount gets sent back to Sask Lotteries for the next funding year.

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Because of the lack of events in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, “we’ve had a serious decline in applications,” said Hawtin. Out of the $106,000, they still have $60,000 remaining to be allocated in North Battleford as well as a little bit of money for the RM of North Battleford.

Even though last week was their final scheduled meeting, the city’s Sask Lotteries Community Grants Adjudication Committee has agreed to meet again in March to go through any more applications from non-profits. Hawtin is encouraging interested non-profits to apply.

“We could really use some people applying for these funds,” Hawtin said. The grant application and all the information is available on the city’s website. Groups can also use the funding for COVID-19 expenses for physical distancing and so on.

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