Pam Beggs

Pam Beggs

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    Record Lotteries funding for hospitals/charities

    10/11/1992 12:00 AM
     
     
    The Western Australian Lotteries Commission distributed a record $93.5 million in grants to hospitals and community organisations last financial year.
     
    Racing and Gaming Minister Pam Beggs said 1991-92 also marked the first time in which the Commission's turnover pipped the $300 million mark.
     
    The total was $302.8 million compared with the previous year's $281.5 million.
     
    Mrs Beggs praised the Commission's role in funding non-Government services and facilities throughout the State.
     
    Last financial year, she had approved Commission grants totalling $32.6 million to more than 1,300 organisations under the Commission's discretionary community funding program.
     
    Also, the Commission made statutory allocations of $48.9 million to hospitals, $6 million to sports and $6 million to the arts.
     
    The Commission's annual report tabled in State Parliament showed that more than 94 per cent of the record $302 million in sales went back to the community.  This included 60 per cent in prizes and eight per cent as commission to agents.