Human and social service organizations that help British Columbians cope with challenging life situations in communities throughout the province shared approximately $66.7 million in community gaming grants during fiscal year 2014-15, Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Coralee Oakes said today.
Food banks, hospice societies, hospital auxiliaries, counselling services, wellness providers, organizations helping people cope with disability or recover from illness are benefiting from community gaming funding. Service clubs, including Rotary, Lions and Kiwanis Clubs, as well as Elks Lodges and Knights of Columbus also receive funding.
For a full list of human and social services community gaming grants approved in 2014-15, visit: www.gaming.gov.bc.ca
Every year, the Government of British Columbia approves $135 million in community gaming grants distributed among specific sectors, including arts and culture, sport, environment, public safety, human and social services, parent advisory councils and district parent advisory councils. The human and social services sector receives the largest share of annual gaming grant funding.
Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Coralee Oakes -
“British Columbians coping with challenges or in need of support often find help through the efforts of human and social service organizations that receive community gaming grants. Many of these community organizations, including local service clubs, rely on compassionate, committed volunteers ready to offer their time and expertise to help people of all ages improve their lives. I’m deeply grateful for the wonderful work done by these citizens and the outstanding organizations they serve.”
- Over 5,000 local organizations representing virtually every community in the province receive community gaming grants annually from the B.C. government.
For information on how to apply for a B.C. community gaming grant, visit: https://www.gaming.gov.bc.ca/grants/index.htm
Check out the provincial government’s role in supporting communities, sport, arts and culture through the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development at: http://www.gov.bc.ca/cscd
Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development