A total of 40 Comox Valley non-profits are receiving a share of nearly $61 million in Community Gaming Grants, the province announced Thursday (July 6).
The funds are to be used for human and social services, such as meeting the needs of under-served groups, providing public outreach and education, and more.
“We are committed to investing in not-for-profit organizations throughout B.C. to keep our communities healthy and vibrant,” said Anne Kang, minister of municipal affairs. “People throughout the province rely on the programs these organizations provide, which increase access to vital supports, such as food, shelter and social connections.”
The Comox Valley non-profits will receive a combined total of $1.07 million.
A total of 32 organizations in the Courtenay-Comox riding have received $905,375 in funding.
“Courtenay and Comox have so many outstanding organizations doing the work to serve our community on the ground, improving lives and making a change,” said Ronna-Rae Leonard, MLA for Courtenay-Comox. “When we support these organizations, we support our community to thrive.”
Nine Comox Valley organizations in the Mid Island-Pacific Rim region (i.e. Cumberland, Denman and Hornby islands) received a total of $164,500.
“When organizations have the support they need to continue their work, people are better served by reliable, ongoing care,” said Josie Osborne, MLA for Mid Island-Pacific Rim. “This funding for our local social and community service organizations will ensure they can continue their work to support people in our community.”
Some of the more notable recipients include:
• Comox Valley Hospice Society - $99,300
• LUSH Valley Food Action Society - $ 94,000
• Comox Valley Food Bank Society - $86, 250
• Comox Valley Transition Society - $70,000
• Stepping Stones Recovery House for Women Society - $ 66,000
• Alano Club of Courtenay - $55,000
• Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Society - $50,000
• Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Society - $50,000
• Cumberland Community Schools Society - $47,950 (two grants)
• Lake Trail Community Education Society - $ 42,500
• Comox Valley Children’s Day Care Society - $40,000
• Comox Valley Head Injury Society - $ 23,000
To see a complete list of recipients, visit https://bit.ly/3D23hYx