PRINCE GEORGE – Eight Prince George organizations have received $425,000 in provincial funding through the Community Gaming Grant program.

One environmental organization in Prince George has received $26,000, while three public safety organizations in Prince George have received a total of $108,000. Four human and social services organizations in Prince George have received $291,700 in grants, distributed by the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

The organizations receiving funding are:

Environment:

Prince George Recycling & Environmental Action & Planning Society (R.E.A.P.S.) – $26,000
Public Safety:

Prince George Search and Rescue Society – $60,000
Prince George Regional Highway Rescue Society – $40,000
Prince George Crime Stoppers Association – $8,000
Human and Social Services:

Volunteer Prince George – $20,000
Prince George Alano Society – $100,000
Elder Citizen Recreation Association – $71,700
Prince George Native Friendship Centre Society – $100,000
Quotes:

“Community Gaming Grants make a tremendous difference for an array of organizations, all of which make a major contribution to our communities. This significant funding will allow these groups to continue to provide their programs and services for the community.”

– Prince George-Mackenzie MLA Mike Morris

“These organizations are a tremendous asset in our community. Countless volunteers give their time and share their expertise to help others. These grants will allow the recipients to continue their good work.”

– Prince George-Valemount MLA Shirley Bond

Additional Information:

Community Gaming Grants allow non-profit organizations to apply for provincial gaming revenues.
Last fiscal year, in the 2012/13, the B.C. government distributed a total of $135 million in gaming grants for eligible community programs and services.
For More Information:

Full application information is available online at: http://www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/gaming/.

Why this matters:

  • Across British Columbia, 85 recipients will share $2,853,215 in grants for the environment sector.
  • A further 127 recipients will share $5,386,380 in grants for the public safety sector, including search and rescue societies, fire departments, restorative justice societies, crime stopper associations, and emergency response teams.
  • A further 69 recipients will share $3,441,448 in grants for human and social services, arts and culture, and sport.
  • Community Gaming Grants help local groups provide important services for British Columbia families.