MLA Garry Begg says non-profit grants will support accessibility 

New Democrat MLA Garry Begg says a grant of almost $29,000 for a local non-profit will support projects that advance accessibility and inclusion in the community. 

“Fishing is a favourite pastime of many in our community and expanding the sport’s reach to people with disabilities is a great step towards inclusion,” said Garry Begg, MLA for Surrey-Guildford. “Increasing accessibility is a fundamental priority of our government and is an important part of making our community stronger.”  

In Surrey, the B.C. Wildlife Federation will be receiving $28,782 for the Fishing Forever Project.  

The local investment is part of nearly $450,000 in grants being provided to 12 non-profits across B.C. for projects that reduce barriers and showcase solutions for an accessible province. 

The intake for this round of grants opened in August of this year, and invited local projects that focused on employment, emergency planning and response, arts, culture and tourism, sports and recreation, and more. 

Since 2018, the New Democrat government has granted nearly $2.25 million to 72 non-profits for accessibility projects. These grants are administered by Disability Alliance BC, a non-profit that assists and supports people with disabilities. 

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