Granting hope

Dozens of Surrey and White Rock groups are among more than 1,700 in B.C. to share $32 million in gaming grants, officials with the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General have announced.

The grants, announced March 9, support groups that “deliver programs that enhance and support services to children, youth and a variety of British Columbians in need.”

In Surrey and White Rock, 81 groups are to receive grants ranging from$1,000 to $100,000.

Recipients include:

• Atira Women’s Resource Society ($100,000)

• White Rock South Surrey Hospice Society ($82,000)

• B.C. Association for People Who Stutter ($21,300)

• South Fraser Women’s Services Society ($58,750)

• Royal Canadian Legion #240, Ladies Auxiliary ($8,750)

• Options: Services to Communities Society ($86,000)

• Scouts Canada - 5th Cloverdale ($2,300)

• Progressive Intercultural

• Community Services Society ($35,000)

According to the ministry, the funds are part of $120 million budgeted for community gaming grants in 2010-2011, supporting approximately 6,000 organizations.


- Staff Writer



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