100 MILE HOUSE – Two organizations in 100 Mile House have received a total of $199,950 so far this year in B.C. Government gaming grants in the human and social services sector announced Cariboo-Chilcoltin MLA Donna Barnett.

Funding provided to organizations in this latest round of gaming grants supports programs that significantly contribute to the quality of life in the community, including assisting the disadvantaged or distressed, promoting health or enhancing opportunities for youth.

Organizations in 100 Mile House receiving grants include:

 

  • Cariboo Family Enrichment Society $127,950
  • Educo School $72,000

 

Why this matters:

  • Community gaming grants in the human and social services sector benefit food banks, hospice societies, community services, service clubs, counselling programs and organizations that assist people coping with challenging life situations, including addictions, serious injuries or disabilities.
  • Every year the Province approves approximately $135 million in community gaming grants for not-for-profit organizations, with the human and social services sector receiving the largest share of this annual funding.
  • Over 5,000 local not-for-profit organizations representing virtually every community in British Columbia benefit from this funding every year. These organizations provide invaluable services in their communities.
  • Eligible organizations applying for gaming grant funding are distributed across six sectors including: arts and culture; sport; environment; public safety; human and social services; parent and district parent advisory councils.

Quote:

Donna Barnett, Cariboo-Chilcoltin MLA

“Both of these organizations provide tremendous enrichment programs for child development. These grants will ensure children in our region receive the care and attention that will have a lasting effect throughout their lifetime.”

 

For more information:

Full application information for community gaming grants is available online at: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/sports-culture/gambling-fundraising/gaming-grants

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