NORTH VANCOUVER – Community gaming grant funding totalling $1,208,017 will go to support 57 human and social service community organizations on the North Shore. This funding is part of a $33 million payment of community gaming grants to thousands of non-profit organizations across British Columbia.

Quotes:

“I am very pleased to see that the government is recognizing the valuable contribution each of these organizations makes to our quality of life in BC. These grants should go some way in assisting each to provide service and support to their local communities.” -West Vancouver-Sea to Sky MLA Joan McIntyre

“These groups serve an incredible range of people – and an equally incredible range of needs. From the North Shore Neighbourhood House, to the North Shore Connexions Society, to the Kiwanis Club of North Vancouver, this funding will go a long way.”” -North Vancouver-Lonsdale MLA Naomi Yamamoto

“The groups benefitting from these grants supply their communities with critical services. These grants will assist them in ensuring they continue to provide quality programs for North Shore residents. I have personally visited and met the staff and volunteers of almost all of these organizations and know how valuable their programs are to the community.” -North Vancouver-Seymour MLA Jane Thornthwaite

Additional information:

The transition funding is in addition to any other gaming grant funding the organizations will receive in 2011/12.

As well, daycares will receive $2 million from previously unallocated funding to bring their grants this year up to approximately the levels they received in previous years.

The Province will distribute these extra funds to these groups as part of a $33 million payment of community gaming grants to thousands of non-profit organizations in the human and social services sector in the first week of March.

In all, $120 million in community gaming grants will go to about 6,000 community groups during the current fiscal year.

For more information about community gaming grants, please visit: www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/gaming/grants/

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