Tuesday, March 3, 2015

BC Gov't News

Profiting from Peers

Hope seniors to benefit from gaming grant

Released by the BC Gov't Caucus/Voice file photo


ope Seniors Counseling Society in is receiving $15, 000 in support thanks to Community Gaming Grants announced February 24 Chilliwack-Hope MLA Laurie Throness.


“We are deliriously happy to receive this funding which will enable us to begin the process of rebuilding our society,” says coordinator Sharlene Harrison-Hinds.


“We will be starting many new activities and workshops which will reach out to a new audience and increase the number of seniors we can reach in the Hope community. We are looking forward to our continued growth and success.”


“The Hope Seniors Counselling Society provides a range of services all with the goal of helping senior maintain their independence,” says Throness. “The programs are operated by volunteers who help to create strong social networks. These networks strengthen our community and result in a healthy environment for seniors to age well.”


These grants have been awarded under the Human and Social Services category of the Community Gaming Grant Program, which allows non-profit organizations to apply for provincial gaming revenues from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. Gaming Grants are also awarded in the categories of Arts and Culture, Public Safety, Environment and Human and Social Services.


Every year, the provincial government approves $135 million in gaming grants that benefit more than 5,000 local non-profit organizations that serve communities throughout British Columbia.


Organizations interested in applying for Community Gaming Grants can find full application information at pssg.gov.bc.ca/gaming.



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