PRINCE RUPERT – New Democrat MLA Jennifer Rice is welcoming $68,800 in funding for three not-for-profit organizations in the North Coast. The organizations, which provide environmental and public safety services, are receiving funds through the Community Gaming Grants program.
“These organizations do great work helping protect the natural areas that are so important to all of us on the North Coast, and keeping people safe as they enjoy them,” said Rice, the MLA for North Coast. “I’m really pleased that they’ll be getting this support.”
The recipients of the community grant funding are the Laskeek Bay Conservation Society, Oona River Resources Association, and the Prince Rupert Marine Rescue Society.
In 2019-20, the Province is providing approximately $4.6 million to more than 135 organizations in the environment sector. Environmental programming gives British Columbians the opportunity to learn about and connect with nature. The grants also support wildlife rehabilitation programs and shelters for animals.
The Province is also providing approximately $5.6 million to nearly 125 organizations in the public safety sector. Through public safety programs, non-profit organizations provide emergency and lifesaving services including search and rescue activities, volunteer fire departments, emergency preparedness, and community and restorative justice for people across the province.
The Community Gaming Grants program provides up to $140 million to about 5,000 not-for-profit organizations in British Columbia each year.
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For more information about B.C. Community Gaming Grants, visit http://www.gov.bc.ca/gaminggrants.
The full list of Public Safety and Environment sector grants is available online at https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/CGG_2019_Public%20Safety_Environment_Grant_Awards_Backgrounder.pdf