NEW WESTMINSTER – New Democrat MLA Judy Darcy is welcoming $68,000 in funding for 2 not-for-profit organizations. The organizations, which provide environmental and public safety services, are receiving funds through the Community Gaming Grants program.
“These organizations make our community a better place by keeping us safe and preserving our environment,” said Darcy. “I’m pleased to see these deserving groups receive this funding so that they can continue their good work.”
The recipients of the community grant funding include:
- New Westminster Amateur Radio Club
- New Westminster Victim Assistance Association
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.
For more information about B.C. Community Gaming Grants, visit http://www.gov.bc.ca/gaminggrants.