Yellowhead Community Services Society is one of three Kamloops-area organization to receive Community Gaming Grants from the B.C. government, according to a recent media release.
The locally based society is to receive $44,600.
The other organizations from the region receiving grants are Kamloops and District Humane Society, which is getting $15,000, and Lions Club of Kamloops Paddlewheelers, which is getting $45,000.
“The province continues to support deserving organizations that make real contributions to our communities. Congratulations to the Kamloops and District Humane Society, Yellowhead Community Services Society, and Lions Club of Kamloops Paddlewheelers – thank you for your efforts!” said Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake
Recipients in this round of grants include programs for human and social services, arts and culture, and environment.
“These Community Gaming Grants recognize our community organizations’ work to increase the quality of life in our region. This year, $104,600 is supporting these outstanding services in the Thompson Valleys,” said Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Kevin Krueger.
Across British Columbia, 119 recipients will share $3,698,801 in the latest round of grants.
Community Gaming Grants help local groups provide important services for B.C. families.
Last fiscal year the provincial government distributed $135 million in gaming grants for eligible community programs and services. More than 5,300 community groups benefited.