LANGLEY – New Democrat MLAs Megan Dykeman and Andrew Mercier say that people who receive services from local non-profits will benefit from funding to improve community health, accessibility and well-being.
“The organizations receiving these funds undertake such important work in our community. Investing in services like mental health supports, services for seniors, or making sure that our neighbours have access to good and nutritious food are vital in helping our communities thrive,” said Megan Dykeman, MLA for Langley- East
This year, 30 organizations in Langley and Fort Langley received over $1.2 million in funding through the human and social services stream of the Community Gaming Grants program. Recipients include:
- BC Association of Community Response Networks- Seniors and Seniors Activities- $150,000
- Langley Hospice Society- Hospice, Bereavement- $100,000
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley- Children, Youth and Family Services- $100,000
- Please see the complete list of recipients in the backgrounder.
“The people here in Langley rely on human and social service organizations and the care they provide, and I know from hearing from people in this community that the services here are among the best! I’m glad to work for a government that understands how important operational funding like this is for organizations like these,” said Andrew Mercier, MLA for Langley
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 to access services such as food banks, children and youth programs, mental health supports, and other services that enhance health and wellbeing.