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Three-Year Community Gaming Grants Funded

by NationTalk on September 3, 2009370 Views

September 2, 2009
Ministry of Housing and Social Development

VICTORIA – The Province is fully funding organizations that received three-year community gaming grant commitments, Minister of Housing and Social Development Rich Coleman announced today.

This decision will ensure continued support for the programs and services provided by 540 groups who received commitments for three-year grants from the Province.Priorities for the remainder of 2009/10 grants will be:

• Programs that support low-income and disabled British Columbians.
• Programs that provide food, shelter and support to at risk individuals.
• Programs that support community health services.
• Programs that fund nutritional and similar programs in schools for underprivileged children.
• Public safety programs.
• A limited number of arts and culture activities.
• Community education programs, such as daycares and preschools.
• Public community facilities like community halls and recreation facilities.
• Youth and disabled sports.
• Non-sport youth groups, such as scouts and cadets.
• Written three-year commitments made to community groups.

As in previous years, demand for community gaming grants significantly exceeds the available funding. The Province is fully supporting some of the highest-priority organizations. Other organizations will receive less funding than they request so that the maximum number of organizations receive support from community gaming grants.

To date, $53 million has been allocated to gaming grants for 2009/10. The Province considers applications for community gaming grants four times per year.

More information about community gaming grants is available at: http://www.hsd.gov.bc.ca/gaming/

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Contact:
Seumas Gordon
Public Affairs Bureau
Ministry of Housing and Social Development
250 387-6490

For more information on government services or to subscribe to the Province’s news feeds using RSS, visit the Province’s website at www.gov.bc.ca

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