Seven not-for-profit emergency and safety organizations in the North Island received $219,500 in provincial funding.
The organizations, which provide environmental and public safety services, are receiving funds through the Community Gaming Grants program.
“These local environmental and public safety groups do good work every day,” Claire Trevena, the MLA for the North Island, said in a press release. “I’m proud our government is supporting these important community organizations.”
The recipients of the community grant funding are:
Campbell River Search & Rescue Society: $87,000
Cortes Community Radio Society: $13,500
Cortes Island Fire-Fighting Association: $28,500
Discovery Coast Greenways Land Trust: $32,500
Friends of Cortes Island Society: $26,000
Port Alice Marine Rescue Society: $20,000
Woss Search & Rescue Society: $12,000
In 2019-20, the province is providing approximately $4.6 million to more than 135 organizations in the environment sector. Environmental programming gives British Columbians the opportunity to learn about and connect with nature. The grants also support wildlife rehabilitation programs and shelters for animals.
The province is also providing approximately $5.6 million to nearly 125 organizations in the public safety sector. Through public safety programs, non-profit organizations provide emergency and lifesaving services including search and rescue activities, volunteer fire departments, emergency preparedness, and community and restorative justice for people across the province.
The Community Gaming Grants program provides up to $140 million to about 5,000 not-for-profit organizations in British Columbia each year.
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