QUESNEL – Three local organizations will benefit from $16,800 thanks to the B.C. government’s Community Gaming Grant program.

Organizations receiving grants:

Quesnel Tillicum Society – $6,800
Quesnel Live Arts Society – $5,500
Quesnel and District Heritage Association – $4,500

“All of these organizations provide residents with the opportunity to participate in various arts and cultural activities, improving our quality of life here in Quesnel,” Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes said.

These grants are awarded under the Sport and Arts & Culture categories of the Community Gaming Grant program, which allows non-profit organizations to apply for provincial gaming revenues from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. Gaming grants are also awarded in the categories of Public Safety, Environment and Human and Social Services.

Organizations interested in applying for Community Gaming Grants can find information and applications at gaming.gov.bc.ca/grants/.