Thursday, October 15, 2015

City, School PACs and Community Groups receive funding from BC Gaming Fund

Gambling revenues through the
province's gaming rooms and casinos
have been distributed for another year
The Province of British Columbia announced it's funding levels for Parent Advisory Committees and District Parent Advisory Committees for 2015,  funding allotments delivered through gaming revenues in the province.

The province's 1,387 Parent Action Committee's will share in $10,977,740 in funding, while the 42 District Parent Action Committee's across BC will receive a share of $105,000 following an media release issued on Tuesday.

As well, the Province also delivered its latest updates when it comes to funding provided to municipalities and community groups across the province through gaming revenues in B.C..

Five Prince Rupert Groups have been listed in the most recent accounts from the Province's Gaming division, providing the amounts received locally from Sport or Arts and Culture segments taken from Gambling revenues in British Columbia.

As of August 14, 2015, the local groups to receive funding include:

Association des Francophones et Francophiles du Nord-Ouest $15,000
JPA Jazz Productions Association of British Columbia $17,000
Northern British Columbia Museum Association $56,000
Prince Rupert Amateur Swim Club $15,000
Prince Rupert Curling Club $9,200

The full list for British Columbia can be found here.

Community Groups that may wish to make an application for funding under the program can learn more about here.

The City of Prince Rupert also benefits from revenues generated by the Chances Gaming Centre on 1st Avenue East, from April 1, 2014 to March 31st of 2015, the City has received $509,711.07 in transfers from the Province.

For the last period of reporting from April 1st 2015 to June 30th, the City has received $131,733.48 through the process.

The totals to date going back to July 1st, 1999 show the Province has delivered $3,428,857.21 back to the community from gambling revenues.

The Province shares gaming revenues with those communities which host community gaming centres and Casinos, the host government receives ten percent of the net gaming revenue from the gaming centres in their community.

See this chart, to review how Prince Rupert compares to other communities in British Columbia.

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