BC Gov't News
Other People's Money
seniors' groups to benefit from gaming grants
Released by Jordon Simmons, BC Gov't
non-profit groups in Chilliwack will benefit from a total of $46,300
in the latest rounds of gaming grants released by the provincial
"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
Bowling Society ($7,000)
Navy League of Canada
- Chilliwack Branch ($3,300)
Counselling of BC - Chilliwack Branch ($21,000)
Why this matters
Columbia, 178 recipients will share $8,367,982 in the latest
batch of grants from provincial gaming revenue.
Grants help local groups provide important services for British
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.
receiving funding in this batch offer programs in human and
Some background on gaming grants
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.
Has your non-profit group
applied for a grant? The application information for B.C. Community
Gaming Grants is available online
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