Numerous non-profits in the Comox Valley are getting a helping hand from the Province.

Through B.C.’s Community Gaming Grants, a total of $11 million will be handed out to conservation and public safety programs provincewide this year.

$6.3 million will be divvied up amongst 132 organizations offering emergency and lifesaving services, with the extra $4.8 million split between 138 environmental organizations.

Here in the Comox Valley, non-profits receiving funding include:

  • Comox Valley Ground Search & Rescue Association – $56,260
  • Comox Valley Land Trust – $35,000
  • Comox Valley Project Watershed Society – $36,500
  • Mt. Washington Ski Patrol Association – $23,300
  • Tsolum River Restoration Society – $20,000
  • Community Justice Centre of the Comox Valley Society – $40,000
  • Kitty Cat P.A.L. Society – $25,000
  • Cat Advocates Teaching & Saving Society – $5,000

Minister of Municipal Affairs, Josie Osborne, says that the Province is committed to supporting local organizations involved in a variety of activities that help build vibrant, healthy communities.

“This funding ensures community organizations can continue to provide programming to enhance public safety through emergency programs like search and rescue, and to steward and preserve our ecosystems for generations to come,” Osborne says.

A full list of environment and public safety grant recipients can be found here.