QUESNEL – Two public service organizations in Quesnel are receiving a combined $76,500 from the province’s community gaming grant program.

  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Quesnel: $62,000
  • BP Service Association (Scouting): $14,500

“For years these two great organizations have done so much for young people in Quesnel,” Cariboo-North MLA Coralee Oakes said. “Their good work continues to develop outstanding citizens and our government is proud to support them.”

These grants are awarded under the Human and Social Services category 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, Sports and Arts and Culture, Parent Advisory Councils and District Parent Advisory Councils, and Environment.

Every year, the provincial government approves $135 million in gaming grants that benefit more than 5,000 local non-profit organizations that serve communities throughout British Columbia.

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