BC LIBERAL GOVERNMENT CAUCUS
For immediate release
September 24, 2012
FOUR LOCAL GROUPS CASH IN ON GAMING GRANTS
PARKSVILLE – Four local organizations have received Community Gaming Grants from the Government of British Columbia, which together total $34,250.
- Qualicum & District Curling Club – $8,000
- Oceanside Youth Football Association – $8,750
- Vancouver Island Opera – $2,000
- Bard to Broadway Theatre Society – $15,500
Why this matters:
- Across British Columbia, more than 300 recipients will share over $7.3 million in the latest round of grants from provincial gaming revenue.
- Community Gaming Grants help local groups provide important services for British Columbia families.
- Grant recipients in this round of funding offer programs in arts and culture, human and social services, environment and sport.
“Sports and arts programs help maintain a strong and vibrant community. So, I’m pleased that these four local organizations are receiving provincial support.”
– Parksville-Qualicum MLA Ron Cantelon
- Community Gaming Grants allow non-profit organizations to apply for provincial gaming revenues to support direct delivery of a program that benefits the broader community.
- During the 2011/12 fiscal year, government distributed a total of $135 million in gaming grants for eligible community programs and services.
- Approximately 5,300 community groups benefited from funding in 2011/12.
For more information:
Full application information for B.C. Community Gaming Grants is available online at: