RICHMOND – Five human and social service organizations are receiving a total of $235,000 in provincial funding through the Community Gaming Grant program, Richmond Centre MLA Teresa Wat announced today.

British Columbia Schizophrenia Society – $100,000
Richmond Hospice Association – $48,000
Arthritis Research Centre Society of Canada – $40,000
Richmond Youth Service Agency Society – $27,000
Lions Club of Vancouver Shaughnessy – $20,000

“All of these organizations make a tremendous contribution to the lives of people,” Wat said. “I’d like to thank all of the staff and volunteers who put their hearts and efforts into making a difference.”

Community Gaming Grants allow non-profit organizations to apply for provincial gaming revenues.
Last fiscal year, in 2012/13, the B.C. government distributed a total of $135 million in gaming grants for eligible community programs and services.

Full application information is available online at: pssg.gov.bc.ca/gaming/.