- The Government of B.C. has increased community gaming grants funding to $140 million each year.
- This $5-million funding increase will be dedicated to capital projects with a total cost of over $20,000 undertaken by eligible not-for-profit agencies.
- Each year, over 5,000 not-for-profit organizations, representing communities throughout British Columbia, benefit from this funding to directly deliver approved programs in their communities.
- Eligible organizations apply for gaming grant funding in one of the following six sectors: arts and culture; sport; environment; public safety; human and social services; and parent advisory councils/district parent advisory councils.
- Eligible organizations can also apply for gaming grant funding in the capital projects sector in addition to one of these six sectors.
- Government’s gaming grants program provides important support for local organizations that help their communities succeed as strong and secure places in which to live, work and visit.
- Every year, gaming revenues generate hundreds of millions of dollars that the Government of British Columbia invests in key services, including healthcare and education, for all citizens and communities throughout the province.
- Community gaming grants help foster a high quality of life in B.C. communities by supporting diverse programming responsive to local needs and issues, such as: youth sports teams, performing arts, cultural festivals and fairs, restorative justice initiatives, volunteer fire departments, search and rescue services, wildlife shelters, nature reserves, food banks, transition houses, hospices, drop-in centres, daycares, and enhancements to K-12 students’ extracurricular opportunities.
British Columbia News
FACTSHEET: Community gaming grants
Thursday, April 6, 2017 10:22 AM