The MLA for Parksville-Qualicum says people who receive services from local non-profits will benefit from provincial funding to improve community health, accessibility and well-being.
“Oceanside is full of hardworking and caring people who provide services that community members rely on through these organizations,” said Adam Walker. “Our government recognizes how vital their role is and that’s why we are investing in their work.”
More than 10 organizations in the PQB region received approximately $263,000 in funding through the human and social services stream of the Community Gaming Grants program.
This year, the provincial government will distribute more than $61 million in grants to 1,364 human and social services organizations around B.C. This funding means people can continue access to services such as food banks, children and youth programs, mental health supports and other services that enhance health and well-being.
Community Gaming Grants for Parksville-Qualicum:
Central Island Independent School Society – $35,000
Rotary Club of Lantzville Society – $18,000
Rotary Club of Nanaimo Daybreak – $16,500
Knights of Columbus Ascension Council #7991 – $26,000
Navy League of Canada – Oceanside Branch – $4,900
Oceanside Building Learning Together Society – $24,000
Parksville Lions Club – $10,000
Sunrise Preschool Association – $8,500
Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks #589 – $15,000
Oceanside Hospice Society – $94,000
Parksville Qualicum 4-H District Council – $7,000
The Air Cadet League of Canada, 893 Beaufort Squadron Sponsoring Committee – $4,100
— NEWS Staff, submitted