Apply for a B.C. gaming grants to support the environment

Eligible environmental non-profit organizations can apply now for a B.C. community gaming grant

Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development

VICTORIA – Eligible environmental non-profit organizations can apply now for a B.C. community gaming grant.

The application deadline is Aug. 31, 2014,

Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Coralee Oakes said recently.For information on how to apply for a community gaming grant, visit: www.gaming.gov.bc.ca/grants/index.htm

Every year, the Government of British Columbia approves $135 million in community gaming grants distributed among specific sectors, including the environment. In 2013-14, over 90 eligible environmental groups shared $3,089,215 in approved grants.

Recipients included organizations dedicated to animal care and rescue, wildlife preservation, grassland conservation, lake stewardship, river management, fish restoration, marine science, invasive species councils, environmental youth and public education.

Organizations supported through environment gaming grants in 2013-14 include:• $120,000 – Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Vancouver• $100,000 – Invasive Species Council of British Columbia, Williams Lake• $50,000 – Osoyoos Desert Society• $47,000 – Cowichan Green Community Society, Duncan• $20,000 – Turtle Gardens Spay Neuter Society, Topley

For a list of all 2013-14 gaming grant recipients, including environmental groups, visit: http://ow.ly/yjQ9f.

 

 

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