SHUSWAP – Eleven organizations in Shuswap and surrounding area have received $237,700 so far this year in B.C. Government gaming grants in the human and social services sector as well as a local Parent Advisory Council announced Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo.

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 the Shuswap area receiving grants include:

  • North Okanagan Shuswap Brain Injury Society                                    $52,000
  • Eagle Valley Community Support Society                                             $47,000
  • Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society                                             $41,000
  • Shuswap Day Care Society                                                                    $27,000
  • Rotary Club of Salmon Arm (Shuswap)                                                 $17,000
  • Rotary Club of Armstrong                                                                     $15,000
  • Knights of Columbus St. Joseph Council # 7107                                    $15,000
  • Enderby & District Community Resource Centre Society                    $8,000
  • IODE Lambly’s Landing                                                                         $7,730
  • Sicamous Preschool Society                                                                  $6,550
  • Grindrod Elementary School Parent Advisory Council                         $1,420

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:

Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo

“I know that the work done by the staff and volunteers of each of these organizations helps define our region as a caring and compassionate place. They form the backbone of our communities and gaming grants help support the important work they do.

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