Eight groups share more than $300,000 in provincial grants

Five social service organizations in Williams Lake, two in 100 Mile House and one in Lone Butte have received a combined $302,230.

Five social service organizations in Williams Lake, two in 100 Mile House and one in Lone Butte have received a combined $302,230 in community gaming grants from the B.C. government.

• Cariboo Chilcotin Child Development Centre Association (Williams Lake): $88,030

• Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District: $50,000

• Williams Lake Hospice Society: $60,000

• Cariboo Memorial Hospital Auxiliary (Williams Lake): $2,000

• Knights of Columbus #4785 (Williams Lake): $9,200

• Lone Butte, Horse Lake Community Association: $10,000

• 100 Mile House and District Women’s Centre Society: $11,000

• Educo Adventure School (100 Mile House): $72,000

“These organizations make such essential contributions to our communities that I cannot imagine if they did not exist,” Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett said. “I am proud that our government continues to support their amazing work through these grants.”

These grants are awarded under the Human and Social Services category of the community gaming grant program, which allows non-profit organizations to apply for provincial gaming revenues from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. Gaming grants are also awarded in the categories of Public Safety, Sports and Arts and Culture, Parent Advisory Councils and District Parent Advisory Councils, and Environment. Every year, the provincial government approves $135 million in gaming grants that benefit more than 5,000 local non-profit organizations.

Organizations interested in applying for community gaming grants can find information and applications at gaming.gov.bc.ca/grants/.