RICHMOND – Seven local organizations in Richmond have received $146,480 in funding from the provincial government through the Community Gaming Grant program.

Organizations receiving grants:

  • Richmond Singers – $10,000 for its 2016-2017 Music Season
  • Delta Symphony Society – $29,000 for its Chamber Ensemble program and Symphony Orchestra program
  • Richmond Community Orchestra and Chorus Association – $25,000 for community outreach
  • Vancouver Orpheus Male Voice Choir – $25,000 for its Community Concert program
  • Richmond Lacrosse Association – $24,480 for Lacrosse programs and activities
  • Strait of Georgia Marine Rescue Society – $30,000 for public safety and marine activities
  • Richmond Animal Protection Society – $3,000 for its Operation of Sanctuary program and Cats and Pets program

“Richmond is very fortunate to have groups like the Strait of Georgia Marine Rescue Society, a very dedicated and professional team to look out for our safety. I am glad our government can support them to provide high-quality rescue services,” says John Yap, MLA for Richmond-Steveston.

These grants are awarded under the Sport, Arts & Culture, Environment and Public Safety 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 Public Safety, Environment and Human and Social Services.

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