Over $3 million is being distributed among non-profit organizations throughout the province as part of the latest round of environment gaming grants funded by the Government of British Columbia, said Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Peter Fassbender today.
Organizations supported through this recent round of gaming grants include:
- Alouette River Management Society - $49,000
- Kamloops Wildlife Park Society - $120,000
- Osoyoos Desert Society - $50,000
- Prince George Recycling & Environmental Action & Planning Society (R.E.A.P.S.) - $26,000
- Richmond Animal Protection Society - $52,000
Environment gaming grants help eligible environmental groups provide support for animal welfare, wildlife preservation, grasslands conservation, lake stewardship, river management, fish restoration, marine science, invasive species councils and public education.
Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Peter Fassbender –
“I’d like to thank all those involved in the important service they provide at the community level through locally based groups and environmental non-profit organizations. These gaming grants help support your work and our shared concern and dedication to the thoughtful stewardship of our environment.”
Environment Minister Mary Polak –
“These community organizations play a vital role in protecting the sustainability of British Columbia’s amazing beauty and natural resources. Through these gaming grants, we are proud to support their work in environmental stewardship so that British Columbia’s natural beauty can be protected for generations to come.”
- Over 5,000 local organizations representing virtually every community in the province receive community gaming grants annually from the B.C. government.
- Every year, the Government of British Columbia approves $135 million in community gaming grants distributed among specific sectors, including the environment.
For information on how to apply for a B.C. community gaming grant, visit: https://www.gaming.gov.bc.ca/grants/index.htm