The Department of Internal Affairs is producing an e-booklet for our website on the benefits to the community of grants from gaming machine proceeds. The book will describe the experiences of 10 organisations which have applied for pokie grants and will cover why they applied for funding, any challenges they faced, the purpose the money was put to and possible tips for other applicants. We will also include a “how to apply for grants” page.
The writer is author and former TV journalist Anna Kenna. She has identified a range of big and small recipients that include national and local, sporting, health and arts. The societies connected with the organisations identified have already been contacted.
We’re hoping that these stories will promote the benefit of gaming machine funding to communities and provide useful information to organisations applying for pokie funds.