One organization in Williams Lake and another in Lone Butte have received a combined $42,200 under the B.C. government’s community gaming grant program.
· Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin Society (Williams Lake): $32,500
· Interlakes Community Centre Society (Lone Butte): $9,700
“These organizations are an important part of their communities by exposing residents and visitors to valuable and interesting programs,” Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett said. “This funding helps ensure their programs will expand, and I am proud that our government supports them.”
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.