Three public safety groups in Richmond are getting a boost of $280,000 thanks to the province’s community gaming grant program.

Organizations receiving grants:

  • B.C. Search and Rescue Association – $200,000
  • Strait of Georgia Marine Rescue Society – $70,000
  • Greater Vancouver Medical Assistance and Services Team Society – $10,000

“Our region is blessed with numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation,” says Teresa Wat, MLA for Richmond Centre. “It’s reassuring to having these public safety groups available to educate people and assist them in enjoying these activities safely.”

These grants are awarded under the Public Safety and Human and Social Services categories of the Community Gaming Grant Program, which allows non-profit organizations to apply for provincial gaming revenues from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. Gaming Grants are also awarded in the categories of Sport, Arts and Culture, and Environment.

Organizations interested in applying for Community Gaming Grants can find full application information at