RICHMOND – Three local organizations in Richmond have received more than $290,000 in funding from the provincial government through the Community Gaming Grant program.

Organizations receiving grants:

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of British Columbia – $159,000 for its client services including Caregivers’ Days, Equipment Loan Program, Mobile Clinic, PALS transportation support, psychological support, Support Group, support to ALS Centre Team, and activities related to outreach and public awareness
  • Volunteer Richmond Information Services Society – $80,000 for its Richmond Christmas Fund and Volunteer Centre and Information & Referral Services
  • Volunteer BC Volunteer Centres – $60,000 for information and communications, provincial capacity building, provincial education and training, provincial volunteer engagement and participation

“The ALS Society of BC is dedicated to providing direct support to ALS patients and their families, researching cure methods and increasing public awareness and understanding of the disease,” said Richmond-East MLA Linda Reid. “I am glad our government is supporting its great and meaningful work.”

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.