VANCOUVER – 246 local organizations will share a total of $10,396,945 in funding with the latest round of Community Gaming Grants from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.
Why this matters:
- Community Gaming Grants help local groups provide important services for British Columbia families.
- The two main groups of recipients in this round of grants are adult sport and arts organizations as well as human and social services organizations.
- With this latest round of grants, over 5,000 community groups across British Columbia have received a total of $135 million in funding during 2011/12.
“Vancouver is fortunate to have hundreds of non-profit organizations dedicated to supporting families and making our community a better place to live. Our government is proud to be able to support non-profit organizations through Community Gaming Grants – helping non-profit organizations build stronger and healthier communities.”
Vancouver-Point Grey MLA Christy Clark
- 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.
- In response to the Community Gaming Grant Review conducted last July, the Province reinstated funding to adult arts, culture, and sport organizations, environmental groups, and animal welfare agencies. It also increased financial support for organizations that have faced funding reductions in the past three years. This amounts to $15 million more in gaming grants than originally budgeted for 2011/12.
For more information:
Full application information for B.C. Community Gaming Grants is available online at: