MLA Carole James welcomes funding for local environmental and public safety organizations

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VICTORIA – New Democrat MLA  Carole James is welcoming $1,386,630 in funding for 28 not-for-profit organizations in Greater Victoria. The organizations, which provide environmental and public safety services, are receiving funds through the Community Gaming Grants program.

“Upholding environmental protections and ensuring public safety is central to the healthy lifestyle we lead here in Victoria,” said Carole James, the MLA for Victoria-Beacon Hill. “These grants will help these organizations continue their important work.”

In 2019-20, the Province is providing approximately $4.6 million to more than 135 organizations in the environment sector. Environmental programming gives British Columbians the opportunity to learn about and connect with nature. The grants also support wildlife rehabilitation programs and shelters for animals.

The Province is also providing approximately $5.6 million to nearly 125 organizations in the public safety sector. Through public safety programs, non-profit organizations provide emergency and lifesaving services including search and rescue activities, volunteer fire departments, emergency preparedness, and community and restorative justice for people across the province.

The Community Gaming Grants program provides up to $140 million to about 5,000 not-for-profit organizations in British Columbia each year.

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