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Community gaming grants doled out

Not-for-profit groups that deliver social services to people and families throughout the North are receiving support through B.C.’s Community Gaming Grants program.

The province is contributing nearly $61 million to over 1,400 human and social services sector organizations that provide essential community services. These partner organizations make a difference in peoples’ lives through child care, support for people with disabilities, seniors’ activities, health education and more. The grants are also bringing a boost to programs that have seen a spike in demand since the pandemic, including food banks, shelters, mental health and addictions counselling, and services for women’s transition.

The following are examples of how Community Gaming Grant funding will help make a difference for people:

* Elders, youth and adults will benefit from community food bank services, traditional and cultural programs, and adult literacy programs through the Friendship House Association of Prince Rupert.

* Seniors in Prince George will have access to recreational activities and hot lunch programs through the Elder Citizens Recreation Association.

* People in the 100 Mile House region will benefit from programs that distribute food and necessities through the 100 Mile House Food Bank Society.

Since 2017, Community Gaming Grants have annually supported over 1,400 not-for-profit organizations in the human and social services sector throughout more than 160 B.C. communities.

Community Gaming Grants provide approximately $140 million each year to support nearly 5,000 not-for-profit organizations that deliver services to people throughout British Columbia.

See the full list of human and social services grant recipients here: http://news.gov.bc.ca/files/5-21-21_HSSS.pdf


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