PRINCE RUPERT – New Democrat MLA Jennifer Rice is welcoming $183,830 in funding for arts, culture, and sport not-for-profit organizations through the Community Gaming Grants program. Nine Prince Rupert organizations are receiving funding including the Northern British Columbia Museum Association and the Prince Rupert Minor Hockey Association.
“Local organizations are critical to the vibrancy of communities, and equipped with this additional funding, these nine not-for-profits will benefit more people in Prince Rupert,” said Jennifer Rice, MLA North Coast. “I hope this year’s grant recipients inspire more folks in our community to get involved in a new activity, whether that’s curling or acting, basketball or jazz.”
Over 700 not-for-profit organizations around the province are receiving approximately $18 million to deliver performing arts, literature, heritage and cultural programs for people of all ages.
The Province is also providing approximately $27.5 million to more than 850 sport sector organizations in 2018-19. These programs create opportunities for people who would not otherwise be able to participate and who can benefit from organized, competitive physical activities in their community.
The Community Gaming Grants program provides up to $140 million to about 5,000 not-for-profit organizations in British Columbia each year.
For more information: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2018MAH0138-002143