New funding for conservation, public safety boosts community programs

New funding for conservation, public safety boosts community programs

Posted on February 9, 2021 at 3:50 pm by Bill Roberts
BC, Community, Provincial


Non-profits are receiving more than $11 million from B.C.’s Community Gaming Grants to boost conservation and public safety programs that will benefit British Columbians around the province.

“Our government is committed to supporting local organizations involved in a wide variety of activities that contribute to building vibrant, healthy communities,” said Josie Osborne, Minister of Municipal Affairs. “This funding ensures community organizations can continue to provide programming to enhance public safety through emergency programs like search and rescue, and to steward and preserve our ecosystems for generations to come.”

The Province is providing about $4.8 million to 138 environmental organizations in 2020-21, while 132 not-for-profit organizations providing emergency and lifesaving services are receiving approximately $6.3 million

Locally, funding was provided to Kamloops and District Humane Society (Environment, $18,000) and Kamloops Snowmobile Association (Public Safety, $10,300)

Further information can be found at https://archive.news.gov.bc.ca/releases/news_releases_2020-2024/2021MUNI0013-000231.htm

A complete list of Non-profits receiving funding is available at http://news.gov.bc.ca/files/2-9-21_CGG.pdf