Thursday, January 31, 2019

Public Safety/Environment recipients receive Community Gaming Grants

Courtesy of the Government of BC:

Editor's Note -- congrats to those from the Cariboo-Chilcotin receiving Community Gaming Grants from the Public Safety or Environment category:

* Baker Creek Enhancement Society -- $44,000
* Big Lake Community Association - $13,200
*Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Invasive Plant Committee Society - $3,000
* Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society - $25,000
* Horsefly Volunteer Fire Department - $33,800
* Invasive Species Council of British Columbia Society - $100,000
* McLeese Lake Fire Department - $75,000
* Quesnel Search & Rescue - $42,000
* South Cariboo Search and Rescue - $25,000
* West Chilcotin Search and Rescue - $47,000

Public safety and environmental conservation efforts throughout the province will benefit from community gaming grants.

In 2018-19, the Province is providing over $6.5 million to nearly 145 organizations in the public safety sector and approximately $3.8 million to 120 organizations in the environment sector.

“These programs have a powerful impact on people in our province, saving lives and protecting our precious natural environment,” said  the Hon. Selina Robinson, BC's Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “Our government supports organizations doing this vital work, including increasing the reach of search and rescue operations throughout British Columbia, and increasing environmental awareness and efforts to keep our shorelines and waterways clean.”

View the full list of public safety and environment sector recipients here:

Quick Facts:

Every year, commercial gambling generates revenue that the Government of B.C. invests in key services.

A portion of these revenues is allocated via the $140-million Community Gaming Grants program, which helps fund over 5,000 community organizations.

Eligible organizations can apply for gaming-grant funding in one of the following six sectors:

arts and culture;
public safety;
human and social services; and
parent advisory councils/district parent advisory councils.

Applications for the next round of public safety and environment grants will be accepted from July 1 to Aug. 31, 2019.

Learn More:

For more information about B.C. Community Gaming Grants, visit:

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