Western Australia Minister for Racing and Gaming Terry Waldron
Unclaimed Gaming Winnings Fund Care Group
Victor P Taffa
Unclaimed gambling revenue would be provided to help fund the work of an organisation that delivers vital holiday programs for younger people with disabilities.
Western Australia Minister for Racing and Gaming Terry Waldron today announced a $277,728 grant for the Brightwater Care Group at the organisation’s Oats Street premises in East Victoria Park.
Mr. Waldron said the grant, which was funded through the Gaming Community Trust, would help the group continue its valuable work in providing holiday programs for younger people with disabilities.
“The Brightwater Care Group provides a very worthwhile service which gives younger people with disabilities and their carers’ access to a range of respite options.” Mr. Waldron said.
“This funding, which will be delivered across three years, will be specifically used by the group’s Services for Younger People (SYP) program to provide short holidays for about 150 people between the ages of 18 and 60.”
The Brightwater Care Group was established in 1901 to provide quality care and support services for people suffering with disabilities by providing residential, rehabilitation and respite accommodation.
The group also provides training and inter-organisational support to a number of other organisations.
The Minister said this funding would allow the Brightwater Care Group to continue to provide outstanding care to people with disabilities.
The Gaming Community Trust is funded by unclaimed winnings from authorised gaming events, predominantly from Burswood Casino.
The trust was established in 2002 to give advice and make recommendations to the Minister on grants for worthy community programs and organisations.