Richmond – Seven local organizations in Richmond Centre are receiving more than $350,000 in combined funding from the provincial government to support their ongoing local programs and activities.

The BC Wheelchair Sports Association is receiving  $162,500 to support some of its programs, including Bridging the Gap – Getting Physically Active; Clinics and Leagues; Communications; Junior Sports Camps; National Wheelchair Rugby Championships; Vancouver International Wheelchair Tennis Tournament; Wheelchair Loan Program; Wheelchair Rugby Invitational Tournament.

Badminton BC is receiving $85,000 to support its Junior Sport Development and Badminton for Life program; Rowing British Columbia is collecting $45,000 for its Para Rowing program, Volunteer Safety Officials program and Youth Rowing program; Richmond City Baseball Association is getting $30,000; Kajaks Track and Field Club is receiving $10,200; and Richmond Rugby Club is collecting $10,000 to support men’s, women’s and youth rugby.

The Community Arts Council of Richmond is receiving $10,000 for its exhibition and event series.

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

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