CORRECTION:

The December 9th release contained some incorrect information from the provincial government. Seven organizations received a total of $168,700. The Woss Search and Rescue Society was listed but did not receive funding. Discovery Passage Aquarium Society was not previously listed but received funding. See the updated release below.

North Island non-profit groups are getting provincial funding.

It’s welcome news for North Island MLA, Claire Trevena.

“These local environmental and public safety groups do good work every day,” Trevena said. “I’m proud our (NDP) government is supporting these important community organizations.”

The recipients of the community grant funding are:

  • Campbell River Search & Rescue Society: $20,000
  • Cortes Community Radio Society: $13,500
  • Cortes Island Fire-Fighting Association: $33,700
  • Discovery Coast Greenways Land Trust: $34,500
  • Friends of Cortes Island Society: $28,000
  • Port Alice Marine Rescue Society: $15,000
  • Woss Search & Rescue Society: $12,000
  • Discovery Passage Aquarium Society: $24,000

In 2019-20, the province is providing roughly $4.6 million to more than 135 organizations in the environment sector. 

Environmental programming gives British Columbians the opportunity to learn about and connect with nature. The grants also support wildlife rehabilitation programs and shelters for animals.

 The province is also providing approximately $5.6 million to nearly 125 organizations in the public safety sector. 

Through public safety programs, non-profit organizations provide emergency and lifesaving services including search and rescue activities, volunteer fire departments, emergency preparedness, and community and restorative justice for people across B.C.

The Community Gaming Grants program provides up to $140 million to about 5,000 not-for-profit organizations in B.C. each year.