Wednesday, June 27, 2012


BC Gov't News

Other People's Money

Chilliwack Minor Football gets major funding through gaming grants 

Released by Jordon Simmons, BC Gov't Caucus


wo local organizations have received a total of $62,990 in Community Gaming Grants from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. They are:

Chilliwack Minor Football Association ($56,990)

Chilliwack Community Band ($6,000)

Why this matters:

  • Across British Columbia, 137 recipients will share $3,775,327 in the latest round of grants from provincial gaming revenue.

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

  • Grant recipients in this round of funding offer programs in arts and culture, human and social services, and sport.

"These groups give our kids opportunities to be active, have fun, and learn important skills. I know they'll put this funding to good use for programs that will make Chilliwack an even better place to raise our families," said Chilliwack MLA John Les in a release on Tuesday.

Additional Information:

  • 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.

  • Last year, in 2011/12, government distributed a total of $135 million in gaming grants for eligible community programs and services.

  • About 5,300 community groups benefited from funding during 2011/12.

    For more information:
    Full application information for B.C. Community Gaming Grants is available online at:


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