Gaming grant funding awarded

Parent advisory councils and a community group have received a total of $88,860 in Community Gaming Grant funding B.C.

Nineteen District Parent Advisory Councils (DPACs) and Parent Advisory Councils (PACs), and one community group have received a total of $88,860 in Community Gaming Grant funding from the Government of B.C.

Across British Columbia, more than 1,500 PACs and DPACs will share up to $12 million in grants, and 141 community groups will share $2,663,704 in provincial gaming revenue.

Community Gaming Grants for Parent Advisory Committees help local PACs support important programs such as drama, writing, debating, music, and student societies.

Community Gaming Grants help local groups provide important services for British Columbia families.

Grant recipients in this round of funding offer programs in arts and culture, human and social services, environment and sport, and Parent Advisory Councils (PACs).

“It’s great to have some extra support for these wonderful organizations, and I’m glad to see PACs and community groups in Cariboo-Chilcotin getting funding through Community Gaming Grants,” says Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett.

Community Gaming Grants for PACs allow provincial gaming revenues to support direct delivery of programs that benefit communication among schools, parents, students and the community.

PACs grants are given based on student population at $20 per student.

Last year, in 2011/12, government distributed a total of $135 million in gaming grants for eligible community programs and services.

PACs funding is part of $135 million budgeted gaming grant funding during the 2011/12 fiscal year.

Approximately 5,300 community groups benefited from funding in 2011/12.

Full application information for B.C. Community Gaming Grants is available online at: http://www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/gaming/grants/forms-guidelines.htm