VANCOUVER – New Democrat MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert is welcoming $427,000 in funding for five not-for-profit organizations in Downtown Vancouver. The organizations, which provide environmental and public safety services, are receiving funds through the Community Gaming Grants program.
“These organizations work on great causes and they give volunteers the opportunity to contribute in ways that matter to them,” said Chandra Herbert, the MLA for Vancouver-West End. “I’m proud that they’re getting the support they deserve through Community Gaming Grants.”
The recipients of the community grant funding are the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) – British Columbia, the Northwest Wildlife Preservation Society, the Ocean Wise Conservation Association, the Stanley Park Ecology Society, and the West End-Coal Harbour Community Policing Centre.
Across the province, over 145 public safety-related organizations are receiving more than $6.5 million this year. Through public safety programs, these groups provide emergency and lifesaving services including search and rescue activities, volunteer fire departments, emergency preparedness, community and restorative justice, and more.
Approximately 120 organizations in the environment sector are also receiving $3.8 million across the province at this time. They provide people with opportunities to learn about and connect with nature, do wildlife rehabilitation programs, provide shelters for animals, help us adapt to climate change, support local food systems, and more.
The Community Gaming Grants program provides up to $140 million to about 5,000 not-for-profit organizations in British Columbia each year.
More information on Community Gaming Grants: http://www.gov.bc.ca/gaminggrants