BURNABY– Fourteen non-profit and charitable organizations in Burnaby have recently received $771,750 in B.C. Government gaming grants in the human and social services sector as well as a local Parent Advisory Council announced announced Burnaby North MLA Richard T. Lee.
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 in Burnaby receiving grants include:
- The Kidney Foundation of Canada BC Branch $250,000
- S.R.F. Down Syndrome Research Foundation $165,000
- Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion $100,000
- Burnaby Volunteer Centre Society $65,000
- Helping Families in Need Society $42,000
- VIP Volunteers for Intergenerational Programs Society $40,800
- Dixon Transition Society $38,000
- Knights of Columbus Holy Cross Council $20,000
- Royal Canadian Air Cadets 759 Falcon Squadron $15,900
- Knights of Columbus – St. Helen’s Council #12490 $11,250
- Brentwood Nursery School Society $7,000
- Gizeh Drum & Bugle Corps $7,000
- Heights Neighbourhood Association $5,200
- Confederation Park Elementary P.A.C. $4,600
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.
Burnaby North MLA Richard T. Lee
“I believe that serving one another is one of the greatest gifts that you can give, and these organizations have oriented themselves to do just that. Their dedication is something worthy of our admiration. I am glad that they are able to receive supports through these grants.”
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