KAMLOOPS –Local arts, artists, community groups, and charities are receiving a total of $417,951 in B.C. Arts Council and community gaming grants announced Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Todd Stone.

Quote: Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Todd Stone –

“Organizations like the Kamloops Hospice Association provides a tremendous public service that people and their families rely on everyday. I believe we owe the volunteers and staff a debt of gratitude for making Kamloops a better place for everyone.”

Organizations receiving Community Gaming grants include:

  • Kamloops Hospice Association                                                    $80,000
  • Kamloops Family Resources Society                                            $45,000
  • Kamloops Brain Injury Association                                              $34,400
  • Kamloops Sexual Assault Counselling Centre Society                 $21,000
  • Scouts Canada – 1st Hillside                                                         $3,000

Organizations receiving BC Arts Council grants include:

  • Kamloops Art Gallery                                                                   $100,000
  • The British Columbia Drama Association/Theatre BC                $73,640
  • Kamloops Museum & Archives                                                    $32,000
  • Kamloops Arts Council                                                                 $19,911
  • Tracey Power                                                                               $9,000

Why this matters:

  • Since 2001, the BC Arts Council has distributed about $283 million to the province’s arts and culture sector.
  • Community arts councils, galleries, museums and individual artists are among the many different types of recipients benefiting from BC Arts Council funding throughout the province.
  • Human and Social Service non-profits use gaming grant funds to enrich community life and inspire citizens.
  • Community gaming grants in the human and social services sector benefit food banks, hospice societies, community services, service clubs, counselling programs and organizations that assist people coping with challenging life situations, including addictions, serious injuries or disabilities.
  • Every year the Government of B.C. approves about $135 million in community gaming grants for non-profit organizations in six sectors: arts and culture; sport; human and social services; public safety; environment; parent and district parent advisory councils.
  • Over 5,000 local non-profit organizations representing virtually every community in British Columbia benefit from community gaming grant funding annually.

 For more information on the Community Gaming Grant program:

Full application information for community gaming grants is available online at:

www.gov.bc.ca/gaminggrants

For More Information on the BC Arts Council:

BC Arts Council: http://www.bcartscouncil.ca