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Posted: Friday, June 21, 2019

Community Gaming Grants (community not-for-profits)

Community Gaming Grant Branch - BC Government
The Community Gaming Grant program distributes $140 Million annually from commercial gambling revenue to not-for-profit community organizations throughout British Columbia.

The program provides all eligible not-for-profit community organizations in the province with access to funding for the delivery of approved programs in their community. Although municipal governments are not eligible for grants, they can work with local not-for-profits to support their programming and application.

Key Facts:
  • The Community Gaming Grant program distributes $140 million annually to eligible community organizations across British Columbia.
  • Over 5,000 community organizations from across the province receive funding each year.
  • The program provides funding up to $100,000 for local organizations, $225,000 for regional organizations and $250,000 for provincial organizations.
  • Grants are provided for programming in six sectors. Each sector has its own intake date:
    • Arts and Culture: February 1 to April 30
    • Sport: March 1 to May 31
    • Parent Advisory Councils: April 1 to June 30
    • Environment: July 1 to August 31
    • Public Safety: July 1 to August 31
    • Human and Social Services: August 1 to November 30th
  • Each year, $5 million is allocated to the Capital Project Sector program. This funding helps not-for-profits to invest in equipment, vehicles, infrastructure, renovations or new facilities that provide direct benefit to their communities. The Capital Project program will be open from June 1 to July 31 in 2019. See our website for more information at
  • All applicants should review the eligibility criteria and official program Guidelines online.
Engaging Municipal Leaders If you would like more information, or are interested in an in-person presentation, visit : or e-mail
Contact Name: Community Gaming Grants Outreach Manager
Contact Phone: 250-356-1081
Subject Area(s): Environmental Protection and Management, Air Quality, Recreation, Parks and Culture, Social Planning and Development, Climate Change, Green Energy, Cultural
Last Reviewed: May 27, 2020, 9:10 am
Deadline: No Official Deadline
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