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 $258,000 in funding for seven not-for-profit organizations in North Island communities. The organizations, which offer public safety and environmental programs and services, are receiving the funds through the Community Gaming Grants program.

“Through these organizations, British Columbians generously give their time to protecting people and the environment and work to connect the community,” said Trevena. “I’m proud that they are getting the support they deserve through the Community Gaming Grants.”

The recipients of the community grant funding include the Campbell River Search & Rescue Society, Discovery Coast Greenways Land Trust, Cortes Community Radio Society, Cortes Island Fire-Fighting Association, Friends of Cortes Island, Woss Search & Rescue Society, and the Port Alice Marine Rescue Society.

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 receiving $3.8 million across the province, providing people with opportunities to learn about and connect with nature, conducting wildlife rehabilitation programs and shelters for animals, helping us adapt to climate change, supporting 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.

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