Re-Instatement of Gaming Grants

Year
2010
Category
Finance
NCLGA Ref#
B11
UBCM Ref#
B115

Status

Endorsed by the NCLGA and UBCM Memberships

Details

WHEREAS in the Fall of 2009 the Ministry of Housing and Social Development announced changes in the Government Gaming Grant Program as a result of unprecedented global economic challenges;

AND WHEREAS the aforementioned changes included a reduction or elimination of Government Gaming grant funding to a number of non-profit organizations, including the elimination of funding to arts and cultural organizations, major capital projects grants and playground grants;

AND WHEREAS the reduction and elimination of this funding has impacted the ability of non-profit organizations to deliver services that contribute to the economic viability, sustainability and cultural fabric of our communities:

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the NCLGA and UBCM strongly request the BC Government to continue its commitment to build strong communities by funding non-profit organizations through the Government Gaming Grant Program.

Additional Information

UBCM comments:

The UBCM membership has not previously considered a resolution calling on the provincial government to make gaming grants available once again to non-profit organizations.