MLA Nicholas Simons says non-profit grants will support accessibility

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New Democrat MLA Nicholas Simons says a grant of $39,720 for a local non-profit will support projects that advance accessibility and inclusion in the community.

“With the International Day for Persons with Disabilities tomorrow, I am especially pleased to be announcing this year’s successful recipients,” said Nicholas Simons, MLA for Powell River-Sunshine Coast. “This year’s accessibility projects showcase innovative solutions for a barrier-free B.C., an accessible, inclusive province that works for everyone.”

In Powell River-Sunshine Coast, The Powell River Education Services Society (PRESS) will be receiving $39,720 for the SOAR Social Network Pilot 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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