MLA Claire Trevena welcomes funding for local environmental and public safety organizations

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CAMPBELL RIVER – New Democrat MLA Claire Trevena is welcoming $168,700 in funding for 7 not-for-profit organizations in the North Island. The organizations, which provide environmental and public safety services, are receiving funds through the Community Gaming Grants program.

“These local environmental and public safety groups do good work every day,” said Claire Trevena, the MLA for the North Island. “I’m proud our government is supporting these important community organizations.”

The recipients of the community grant funding are:

  • Campbell River Search & Rescue Society: $20,000
  • Cortes Community Radio Society: $13,500
  • Cortes Island Fire-Fighting Association: $33,700
  • Discovery Coast Greenways Land Trust: $34,500
  • Friends of Cortes Island Society: $28,000
  • Port Alice Marine Rescue Society: $15,000
  • Discovery Passage Aquarium Society: $24,000

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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