NDP MLA Brittny Anderson says grants for organizations in Nelson-Creston will help people access vital community services

Nelson-Creston – New Democrat MLA Brittny Anderson says that people who receive services from local non-profits will benefit from funding to improve community health, accessibility and well-being.

“Sustained investment from our provincial government into community non-profit organizations ensures that people and our communities remain supported” said Brittny Anderson, MLA for Nelson-Creston. “It is incredible to see the diversity of programs that are receiving funding to help people, from Perinatal care to kids sports, to food security, to hospice this funding helps to ensure people in our communities are supported throughout their lives.”

This year, 15 organizations in Nelson-Creston received over $460,000 in funding through the human and social services stream of the Community Gaming Grants program. Recipients include:

  • Kootenay Kids Society – $64,000
  • Valley Community Services Society – $60,000
  • Salmo Valley Youth & Community Centre Society – $58,000
  • Creston Valley Food Action Coalition – $12,800

This year, the New Democrat government will distribute more than $61 million in grants to 1,364 human and social services organizations around B.C. This funding means people can continue access to services such as food banks, children and youth programs, mental health supports, and other services that enhance health and wellbeing.

Quick Facts:

  • Community Gaming Grants provides around $140 million annually to approximately 5,000 not-for-profit organizations that deliver services to people throughout the province.
  • In addition to human and social services, the grants fund arts, culture and sport, public safety and environmental conservation, as well as parent and district parent advisory councils in B.C. schools.

For more information on Community Gaming Grants, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/sports-culture/gambling-fundraising/gaminggrants/community-gaming-grants

Community Gaming Grants for Nelson-Creston:

South Kootenay Lake Community Service Society $14,650
Creston Valley Food Action Coalition $12,800
Creston Valley Society for Therapeutic Horsemanship $50,000
Valley Community Services Society $60,000
Hospice Society of North Kootenay Lake $7,500
Kaslo and Area Youth Council $15,200
Kootenay Lake Independent School Society $5,100
North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society $43,000
Central Kootenay Food Policy Council Society $7,000
Kootenay Kids Society $64,000
Kootenay Perinatal Support Society $25,000
Nelson CARES Society $33,000
West Kootenay Women’s Association $30,000
Salmo Community Resource Society $35,100
Salmo Valley Youth & Community Centre Society $58,000