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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 that benefits communities through the organizations 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 Province prioritized capital projects that help not-for-profit organizations facing an increased demand for services during the pandemic. As well, organizations that need to make modifications to meet public health and safety guidelines are receiving gaming grants.
  • All Community Gaming Grant funding this year must comply with the provincial health officer’s orders. 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.