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

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 2014848 Views

For Immediate Release
July 3, 2014

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 today.

For information on how to apply for a community gaming grant, visit: https://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

Quotes:

Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Coralee Oakes –

“Year in, year out, environmental non-profits are doing great work throughout British Columbia. You can find these dedicated British Columbians in your community volunteering their time at the local humane society or supporting a variety of initiatives that help protect, conserve and restore the natural environment. Community gaming grants, funded by the Government of British Columbia, continue to help environment groups carry on their important work across the province.”

Environment Minister Mary Polak –

“At the community level in British Columba, environmental organizations plan and implement important local projects, including natural habitat protection and public education. B.C. community gaming grants help environmental groups create opportunities for citizens to participate in achieving local goals. At the government level, we are providing leadership in climate action and environmental stewardship. Together, we can help ensure that British Columbia remains world-renowned for natural beauty and amazing biodiversity.”

Learn More:

Check out the Government of British Columbia’s role in supporting sport, arts and culture through the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development at: http://www.gov.bc.ca/cscd

Media Contact:
Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development
250 953-3677

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