Yellowhead Community Services Society is receiving a $37,000 community gaming grant from the provincial government, according to information released on Monday.
The grant is part of nearly $25 million in grants being given during fiscal year 2015-16.
“British Columbians who face challenging personal situations count on the compassionate support of the human and social service organizations in their local communities,” said Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Peter Fassbender. “Every year, these organizations receive the largest portion of approximately $135 million in community gaming grants approved by the B.C. government. I commend them for the wonderful work they do to help people in need.”
Barriere and District Food Bank is also receiving a grant of $6,500.
Community gaming grants benefit food banks, hospital auxiliaries, hospice societies, wellness providers, service clubs, counselling services and organizations that assist people coping with challenging life situations, including addictions, serious injuries or disabilities.
For a full list of human and social services community gaming grants approved in 2015-16, visit: http://ow.ly/YI6KQ
Every year, the government of British Columbia approves community gaming grants distributed among specific sectors, including arts and culture, sport, environment, public safety, human and social services, parent advisory councils and district parent advisory councils. The human and social services sector receives the largest share of annual gaming grant funding.
Over 5,000 local organizations representing virtually every community in the province receive community gaming grants annually from the B.C. government.