MAPLE RIDGE – Local New Democrat MLAs Lisa Beare and Bob D’Eith are welcoming $313,700 in funding for eight not-for-profit organizations in Maple Ridge. The organizations, which offer public safety and environmental programs, are receiving the funds through the Community Gaming Grants program.
The recipients of the community grant funding are the Kanaka Education and Environmental Partnership Society, the Alouette River Management Society, the Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue Society, the Paws for Hope Animal Foundation, the Dogway Dog Rescue Society, the Fraser Valley Humane Society, the Mission Environmental Stewardship Society, and the Mission Search & Rescue Society.
Across the province, over 145 public safety-related organizations are receiving more than $6.5 million this year. Through public safety programs, these groups provide emergency and lifesaving services including search and rescue activities, volunteer fire departments, emergency preparedness, community and restorative justice, and more.
Approximately 120 organizations in the environment sector are receiving $3.8 million across the province, providing people with opportunities to learn about and connect with nature, conducting wildlife rehabilitation programs and shelters for animals, helping us adapt to climate change, supporting local food systems, and more.
The Community Gaming Grants program provides up to $140 million to about 5,000 not-for-profit organizations in British Columbia each year.
Lisa Beare, MLA for Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows
“People express what they care about by volunteering and working for great causes. I’m proud that our Government can help facilitate their valuable work.”
Bob D’Eith, MLA for Maple Ridge-Mission
“Through these organizations, local people generously give their time protecting their fellow citizens, animals, and the environment. That’s very appreciated, and I’m glad that they’re getting the support they deserve through Community Gaming Grants.”
For more information: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2019MAH0010-000120