RICHMOND – Five local organizations in Richmond have received $82,300 in funding from the provincial government through the Community Gaming Grant program.

Organizations receiving grants:

  • Community Wellness Association of Canada – $37,800 for its counseling services, depression recovery program, English class, monthly mental health workshop, music treatments, peer support activities, support line, volunteers’ training and youth training.
  • Navy League of Canada – Richmond/Delta Branch – $20,000 for its Cadets program.
  • Richmond Society for Community Living – $13,000 for its Family Resource Program and Supported Employment Program.
  • Scouts Canada – 19th Richmond Group – $8,500 for its Scouting Program.
  • 27th Richmond Scout Group – $3,000 for its Scouting Program.

This latest round of funding is through the Human and Social Services intake. Grants through this intake are used for programs that significantly contribute to the quality of life in the community, including assisting the disadvantaged or distressed, promoting health, or enhancing opportunities for youth.

Every year, the provincial government approves $135 million in gaming grants that benefit over 5,000 local non-profit organizations that serve communities throughout British Columbia.

Organizations interested in applying for Community Gaming Grants can find information and applications at pssg.gov.bc.ca/gaming.