Gaming intake now open

Provincial government invites applications from organizations for gaming grants

VICTORIA – Groups focusing on adult arts and sports, animal welfare and the environment are encouraged to take advantage of a special community gaming grant application intake, Ida Chong, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, announced recently.

Premier Christy Clark announced last month the Province was increasing its annual community gaming grant base budget to $135 million – $15 million more than originally budgeted. As a result, the Province is holding a special intake between Jan. 16 and Feb. 13 so that previously ineligible groups can apply for grants this fiscal year.

These include non-profit and charitable organizations that deliver services related to adult arts and culture, adult sports, the environment and animal welfare. Animal shelters, fish and wildlife associations, lake and stream stewardship societies, district arts councils, museum societies, theatres and other similar groups are now eligible to apply online.

– Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development