Six not-for-profit organizations in mid-Vancouver Island are receiving a combined total of $201,550 in funding through B.C.’s Community Gaming Grants program.
The program takes commercial gambling revenue and uses it to fund key services in communities around the province.
“These organizations, many of them rescue societies, help make sure people in our community are safe,” said MLA for Mid-Island Pacific Rim Scott Fraser in a release.
“These grants will help ensure people continue to have access to these important services.”
This years’ receipients of grants under the umbrella of public safety and environment are:
Alberni Valley Rescue Squad: $40,000
Arrowsmith Search and Rescue Society: $96,000
Bamfield Volunteer Fire Department: $15,000
Broombusters invasive Plant Society: $17,800
Lighthouse Country Marine Rescue Society Unit 59: $12,750
Port Alberni Marine Rescue Society: $20,000
This year the province provided approximately $5.6 million to organizations in the public safety sector, and approximately $4.6 million to organizations in the environmental sector.
– News Staff, Submitted