Every year, the provincial government approves $135 million in gaming grants that benefit more than 5,000 local non-profit organizations that serve communities throughout British Columbia.
Four social service organizations in Cranbrook have received a combined $77,000 in community gaming grants from the B.C. government.
- Cranbrook Boys and Girls Club: $29,000
- Lions Club of Cranbrook: $20,000
- Royal Canadian Legion Branch 24 Ladies’ Auxiliary: $10,000
- Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3032: $18,000
“For years these organizations have been important contributors to the good life we enjoy in Cranbrook,” Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett said. “I am pleased that our government continues to give them a helping hand with these grants so they can continue their good work.”
These grants are awarded under the Human and Social Services category 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, Sports and Arts and Culture, Parent Advisory Councils and District Parent Advisory Councils, and Environment.