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Organizations providing people access to food receive funding boost

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Municipal Affairs

Organizations providing people access to food receive funding boost

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Ministry of Municipal Affairs
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250 920-6388

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Facts about Community Gaming Grants
  • Each year, Community Gaming Grants provide funding to 5,000 organizations, including arts and culture groups, sports, environment, public safety, human and social services, as well as parent advisory councils in schools throughout B.C.
  • The program provides up to $140 million to benefit communities through the organizations that the Community Gaming Grants program supports each year, with $5 million dedicated to funding the capital project sector.
  • There has been no change to the Community Gaming Grants program budget for 2020-21.
  • To address challenges community organizations are facing due to COVID-19, the Community Gaming Grants program prioritized capital project requests from not-for-profits facing an increased demand for services or requiring modifications to programs and facilities to meet public health and safety guidelines.
  • All Community Gaming Grant funding this year must comply with the provincial health officer’s orders and the program is providing flexibility for organizations to delay project and service delivery until they can do so safely.
  • Each year, eligible organizations can apply for a capital project sector grant, in addition to one of the six sectors of regular Community Gaming Grants.

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