NDP MLA Nicholas Simons says grants for Powell River-Sunshine Coast organizations will help people access vital community services

Powell River-Sunshine Coast– New Democrat MLA Nicholas Simons says that people who receive services from local non-profits will benefit from funding to improve community health, accessibility and well-being.

“Local organizations offer many opportunities for growth, learning, and support to people on the Sunshine Coast,” says Nicholas Simons, MLA for Powell River-Sunshine Coast. “I’m pleased that local non-profits up and down the Coast are receiving funding that will enable them to continue their work, so we can keep working together to strengthen our communities.”

This year, 21 organizations in Powell River-Sunshine Coast received over $600,000 in funding through the human and social services stream of the Community Gaming Grants program. Recipients include:

  • Sunshine Coast Community Services Society- $117,400
  • Sunshine Coast Hospice Society- $90,000
  • Powell River Child, Youth, and Family Services Society- $77,000

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 Powell River-Sunshine Coast:

Jack & Jill Parent Participation Preschool Society $8,500
Pender Harbour Community School Society $20,000
22 Red Knight Squadron Parent Sponsoring Committee $3,500
Le Club Bon Accueil $31,500
Lift Community Services of Qathet Society $25,000
Powell River Action Centre Society $42,000
Powell River Brain Injury Society $43,500
Powell River Child, Youth and Family Services Society $77,000
Powell River Miklat Recovery House Society $10,000
Royal Canadian Legion Branch #164 – Powell River $12,000
Senior Citizens Association of BC Branch #49 $25,000
Roberts Creek Community Association $10,000
Scouts Canada – 6th Roberts Creek Scout Group $3,300
La societe pre-maternelle Les Petits du Pacifique $5,600
Mountainview Court Services Society $17,900
Sechelt Community Schools Society $17,000
Sunshine Coast Community Services Society $117,400
Sunshine Coast Hospice Society $90,000
Sunshine Coast Resource Centre Society $45,500
Sunshine Coast Salmonid Enhancement Society $40,000
The Little Flower Child Care Society $8,500