Local organizations benefit from Gaming Grants

Local organizations benefit from Gaming Grants

DAWSON CREEK – Four local organizations have received $53,000 in funding under the B.C. government’s community gaming grant program.

The recipients are:

  • Chetwynd Electric Eels Swim Association
  • Dawson Creek Curling Club
  • South Peace Art Society
  • Dawson Creek Speed Skating Club

“These local organizations are invaluable members of our community,” Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier said. “I’m proud to see our government supporting these clubs where local residents can come together to stay active and find a sense of belonging with their peers.”

These grants are awarded under the Sport and Arts and Culture category of the community gaming grant program, which allows non-profit organizations to apply for provincial gaming revenues from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. Gaming grants are also awarded in the categories of Public Safety, Human and Social Services, Parent Advisory Councils and District Parent Advisory Councils, and Environment.

Every year, the provincial government approves $135 million in gaming grants that benefit more than 5,000 local non-profit organizations that serve communities throughout British Columbia.

Organizations interested in applying for community gaming grants can find information and applications at gaming.gov.bc.ca/grants/.

 

 

 

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