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Eighteen Kelowna organizations receive grants

February 18, 2015 - 12:40 PM

KELOWNA – Eighteen local organizations have received more than $576,000 in funding from the provincial government through the Community Gaming Grant program.

Organizations Receiving Grants:
Reach Out Youth Counselling & Family Services Society - $80,000
Braintrust Canada Association - $63,000
Kelowna & District Society for People in Motion - $57,000
Seniors Outreach Services Society - $52,000
Central Okanagan Region Nutrition Society - $42,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of B.C. - $40,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Central Okanagan - $36,000
Kelowna Okanagan Mission Lions Club - $30,000
Central Okanagan Science Opportunities for Kids Society - $30,000
Kinsmen Club of Westbank - $28,000
Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise - $22,500
Pathways Abilities Society - $22,000
Shrine Club #15 Kelowna - $20,000
Westbank Lioness Club - $15,000
Spring Valley Seniors Society - $13,200
Canadian Federation of University Women, Kelowna - $12,000
MS Society of Canada, Okanagan Chapter - $7,000
Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Okanagan Centre - $6,377

“These groups make life better for people of all ages in our community,” says Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick. “From the $80,000 grant supporting youth and family counselling to the $65,200 in grants going towards seniors’ activities, these funds will ensure these important services continue.”

“The social service organizations on this list work to identify needs in our community and fill them,” says Kelowna-Mission MLA Steve Thomson. “These grants will help them continue to assist individuals and families in Kelowna, making a great local impact.”

“Our community is strong because of its people. The staff and volunteers of these organizations work tirelessly to support those in need,” says Premier Christy Clark, MLA for Westside-Kelowna. “Thank you for your dedication to creating a better quality of life for us all.”

This latest round of funding is through the Human and Social Services intake. These grants are used for programs that significantly contribute to the quality of life in the community, including assisting the disadvantaged or distressed, promoting health, or enhancing opportunities for youth.

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.

Organizations interested in applying for Community Gaming Grants can find information and applications at https://www.gaming.gov.bc.ca/grants/

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