DELTA – MLA Ravi Kahlon is welcoming over $200,000 in funding for four non-profit organizations in Delta. The organizations, which offer environmental programs and services, are receiving the funds through the Community Gaming Grants program.
“So many people in Delta give back to their communities by volunteering for community organizations,” said Kahlon, the MLA for Delta North. “These organizations play a critical role in the fabric of our community, I’m proud that our Government can support them in their important work.”
The recipients of the community grant funding are the Burns Bog Conservation Society, the Delta Marine Rescue Society, the DRS Earthwise Society, and A Voice4paws Canine 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.
For more information on Community Gaming Grants: http://www.gov.bc.ca/gaminggrants