NDP MLAs say grants for Richmond organizations will help people access vital community services

RICHMOND – New Democrat MLAs Henry Yao, Kelly Greene and Aman Singh say that people who receive services from local non-profits will benefit from funding to improve community health, accessibility and well-being.

“Community Gaming Grants provide Richmond organizations with crucial funding that enables them to deliver vital services to people in the community,” says Henry Yao, MLA for Richmond South Centre. “I’m pleased our government is continuing to invest in local non-profits, and know that this funding will improve the health, well-being and equity of people in the community.”

This year, 33 organizations in Richmond received nearly 2 million in funding through the human and social services stream of the Community Gaming Grants program.

Recipients include:

  • Richmond Therapeutic Riding Association – $50,000
  • Richmond Food Security Society – $100,000
  • Connections Community Services Society – $53,500
  • Touchstone Family Association – $70,000

“Organizations like Richmond Therapeutic Riding Association are dedicated to improving the well-being of children and youth with disabilities,” says Kelly Greene, MLA for Richmond-Steveston. “By providing funding to Steveston-based organizations like this one, we are providing opportunities for the community to learn and grow together.”

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.


“Communities are strengthened by the organizations within them and the invaluable work they do to support people and their needs,” says Aman Singh, MLA for Richmond-Queensborough. “Community Gaming Grants are one of the ways our government can support these organizations across the province, so together, we can ensure no British Columbian is left behind.”

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 Richmond:

  • Autism Society of British Columbia – $250,000
  • Autism Support Network Society – $20,400
  • Community Mental Wellness Association of Canada (CMWAC) – $38,000
  • Connections Community Services Society – $53,500
  • Little Wings Day Care Society – $21,200
  • Navy League of Canada – Richmond/Delta Branch – $20,000
  • Richmond Centre for Disability – $100,000
  • Scouts Canada – 19th Richmond Group – $9,600
  • Scouts Canada 33rd Richmond Buddha Light’s Scout Group – $13,500
  • The Sharing Farm Society – $45,500
  • Aspire Richmond Support Society – $13,000
  • British Columbia Association for Charitable Gaming – $100,000
  • Canadian Hemochromatosis Society/
    Societe Canadienne De L’Hemochromatose – $55,000
  • Chimo Community Services Society – $100,000
  • Heart of Richmond Aids Society – $37,500
  • Pathways Clubhouse Society of Richmond – $28,600
  • Richmond  Addiction Services Society – $77,000
  • Richmond Cares Richmond Gives Society – $86,200
  • Richmond Chinatown Lions Club Society – $34,500
  • Richmond Family Place Society – $61,300
  • Richmond Food Security Society – $100,000
  • Richmond Multicultural Community Services Society – $10,000
  • Richmond Women’s Resource Centre Association – $70,000
  • Volunteer BC Volunteer Centres – $100,000
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of British Columbia – $250,000
  • East Richmond Community Association – $27,000
  • Hamilton Community Association – $3,000
  • Touchstone Family Association – $70,000
  • 10th Richmond Sea Scouts – $5,400
  • Air Cadet League of Canada – 609 Steveston Sponsoring Committee – $11,300
  • Institute of Applied Design & Technology Education Society – $16,900
  • Richmond Therapeutic Riding Association – $50,000
  • Steveston Community Society – $36,500