HORSEFLY – Three non-profit and charitable organizations in the Horsefly region are receiving $53,700 so far this year in B.C. Government gaming grants in the human and social services sector announced Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes.

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 receiving grants include:

  • Horsefly Volunteer Fire Department                                                                          $48,000
  • Ecole Baker School PAC                                                                                                    $5,420
  • Wells Barkerville Parent Advisory Council                                                                $280

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:

Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes – “We are blessed to have a number of organizations and dedicated individuals that serve our community. Groups like our volunteer firefighters in Horsefly are an important source of community support and safety.”

 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