Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Prince Rupert Arts and Sports Groups to gain financial funding through Gaming grants

Seven Prince Rupert groups are set to receive funding from the Provincial Government through its Community Gaming Grant program, with Minister Josie Osborne releasing the list of 650 groups and organizations province wide to gain funding from this most recent round of provincial grants delivery.

“Activities that engage people of all ages to play sports, enjoy arts programs and celebrate cultural festivities are at the heart of B.C.’s thriving and resilient communities. Community Gaming Grants continue to provide critical funding for these community-based programs that support British Columbians and help them make strong community connections.” -- Josie Osborne, Minister of Municipal Affairs. 

In their information release of today, the province outlines how they distribute the funding and note that more than $43 million is being directed towards support for local organizations.

In the Prince Rupert area the funding announced today is as follows:

For the Arts Sector:

The Northern British Columbia Museum Association received the larges amount with $56,000 allocated towards that organization.

Others in the Arts Sector to receive funding include:

Association des Francophones et Francophiles due Nord $19,000
Harbour Theatre Society $13,000
JPA Jazz Productions Association of British Columbia $7,000

From the Sport Side funding will be provided to the following:

Prince Rupert Amateur Swim Club $20,000
Prince Rupert Gymnastics Association  $23,000
Prince Rupert Skating Club $10,000

The full list for the province can be explored below

Arts and Culture Funding

Sports Funding

More notes from the BC legislature can be reviewed here.

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