Apply now for B.C. gaming grant for social services

Eligible human and social services non-profit organizations can apply now for a B.C. community gaming grant

Eligible human and social services non-profit organizations can apply now for a B.C. community gaming grant.  The application deadline is Nov. 30, 2014,

Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Coralee Oakes says, “Community gaming grants help local organizations, including human and social services providers, make life better for families and individuals throughout British Columbia.

“These non-profit groups are doing great work. They often enlist the support of dedicated, compassionate volunteers to provide assistance to vulnerable members of the community.”

Every year, the Government of British Columbia approves $135 million in community gaming grants distributed among specific sectors, including human and social services.

In 2013-14, human and social services organizations in B.C. received 1,711 grants worth $67,324,764.

Service clubs, community associations, hospice societies, women’s resource centres, hospital auxiliaries, seniors’ wellness providers and counselling services for adults, youth, children and families were among the grant recipients.

Organizations that provide services to people coping with disability or recovering from illness, injury or addiction also received grants.

Organizations supported through human and social services grants in 2013- 14 include: *$250,000 – Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of British Columbia, Vancouver *$100,000 – Project Literacy – Kelowna Society *$100,000 – Canadian National Institute for the Blind – Northern BC Region, Prince George *$90,000 – Children of the Street Society, Coquitlam *$68,000 – Nelson Food Cupboard Society *$65,500 – Volunteer Terrace *$20,000 – North Island Alcohol/Drug Information and Education Society, Campbell River *$10,000 – Merritt and District Hospice Society

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

For information on how to apply for a community gaming grant, visit: https://www.gaming.gov.bc.ca/grants/index.htm

 

Barriere Star Journal