Tuesday April 24, 2012

BC Gov't News

Other People's Money

Chilliwack seniors' groups to benefit from gaming grants

Released by Jordon Simmons, BC Gov't


our non-profit groups in Chilliwack will benefit from a total of $46,300 in the latest rounds of gaming grants released by the provincial government.


"These grants will allow four local organizations to continue their hard work in helping to make Chilliwack an active, thriving community. I'm proud to be part of a government that readily acknowledges the important services these groups deliver in our community," said MLA John Les, Chilliwack in a release Monday.



Groups who will benefit

  • Chilliwack 4-H Senior Council ($15,000)

  • Chilliwack Lawn Bowling Society ($7,000)

  • Navy League of Canada - Chilliwack Branch ($3,300)

  • Senior Peer Counselling of BC - Chilliwack Branch ($21,000)


Why this matters

  • Across British Columbia, 178 recipients will share $8,367,982 in the latest batch of grants from provincial gaming revenue.

  • Community Gaming Grants help local groups provide important services for British Columbia families.

  • Grant recipients offer programs in the areas of sports, arts and culture, public safety, environment, human and social services, and parent advisory and district parent advisory councils.

  • Organizations receiving funding in this batch offer programs in human and social services.

Some background on gaming grants

  • Community Gaming Grants allow non-profit organizations to apply for provincial gaming revenues to support direct delivery of a program that benefits the broader community.

  • In response to the Community Gaming Grant Review conducted last July, the Province reinstated funding to adult arts, culture, and sport organizations, environmental groups, and animal welfare agencies. It also increased financial support for organizations that have faced funding reductions in the past three years. This amounts to $15 million more in gaming grants than originally budgeted for 2011/12.

  • Over 6,100 community groups across B.C. have benefited from these funds so far.

For more information

Has your non-profit group applied for a grant? The application information for B.C. Community Gaming Grants is available online here.

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