MLA Darcy welcomes funding for New Westminster environment and public safety organizations

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NEW WESTMINSTER – New Democrat MLA Judy Darcy is welcoming $87,000 in funding for three not-for-profit organizations in New Westminster. The organizations, which offer public safety and environmental programs and services, are receiving the funds through the Community Gaming Grants program.

“Volunteers in these organizations are protecting people and making our city a more beautiful place,” said Darcy. “They deserve our thanks and support and I’m happy that through this funding we can give it to them.”

The recipients of the community grant funding are New Westminster Amateur Radio Club, the New Westminster Victim Assistance Association, and the Stream of Dreams Murals 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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