BC Government Provides Additional $5 Million for Community Gaming Grants

The BC government is providing an additional $5 million to the Community Gaming Grants program, bringing the annual total to $140 million. This annual funding supports not-for-profit organizations in the services they provide to enrich communities throughout British Columbia.

The new funding will be dedicated to capital projects with a total cost of over $20,000, undertaken by eligible not-for-profit agencies. Eligibility criteria for capital projects within the Community Gaming Grants program and the timing of the first intake period will be finalized and made public before the end of this fiscal year.

Every year, more than 5,000 not-for-profit organizations share in community gaming grant funding provided by the Government of British Columbia. Eligible organizations apply for grants in six categories: arts and culture, sport, environment, human and social services, public safety and parent advisory councils (including district parent advisory councils).

The BC Alliance for Arts + Culture is excited to note that this increase marks a move toward pre-2008 levels of gaming funding. Many thanks to the Ministry of Community, Sport & Cultural Development!

UPCOMING ALLIANCE WORKSHOP: 'NAVIGATING GAMING'

Following up on this increase to the Community Gaming Grants program, the Alliance is proud to present Navigating Gaming: A 'How-To' on Winning a Community Gaming Grant. The workshop is facilitated by Mary Ann S. Anderson of Little Dog Creative Consulting, a long-time arts administrator with nearly three decades experience in the local cultural community. She has extensive experience in fundraising and municipal granting programs, and has completed over 120 Gaming grant applications and counting.

The session takes place March 22. For more information, and to register today, click here.

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