Coleman Announces Funding For St. Ann’s Catholic Women’s League

By on April 29, 2015
Rich Coleman

The St. Ann’s Catholic Women’s League in Abbotsford is receiving $20 000 in support thanks to Community Gaming Grants announced February 24 by Fort Langley-Aldergrove MLA Rich Coleman.

“We’re glad to have the support because we try to help many people in our area,” says member Gina Alary. “We like to help schools with their lunch programs, youth programs that give them a place to sleep for the night, and we also give out bursaries to students.”

“The St. Ann’s Catholic Women’s League does great work in our community,” says Coleman. “The Community Donations Program supports other community initiatives which ensure that our youth have access to food, shelter, and education in times of need.”

These grants have been awarded under the Human and Social Services category of the Community Gaming Grant Program, which allows non-profit organizations to apply for provincial gaming revenues from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. Gaming Grants are also awarded in the categories of Arts and Culture, Public Safety, Environment and Human and Social Services.

Every year, the provincial government approves $135 million in gaming grants that benefit more than 5,000 local non-profit organizations that serve communities throughout British Columbia.

Organizations interested in applying for Community Gaming Grants can find full application information at pssg.gov.bc.ca/gaming.

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