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Posted: December 19, 2019

Cranbrook Arts receives gaming grant

Not-for-profit organizations that provide community resources will receive capital project funding to support people in communities throughout B.C., the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing announced last week.

In 2019-20, the province is providing $5 million in capital project grants for organizations to buy and upgrade community facilities, infrastructure and equipment. These organizations include recreation and arts facilities, health and social services, and search and rescue operations.

The Cranbrook and District Arts Council is the lone East Kootenay organization to benefit from the funds, getting an Arts and Culture Renovation grant of $98,000 for the Cranbrook Art Gallery and Learning Centre.

“We’re proud to provide capital funding through Community Gaming Grants program to organizations that are connecting people to services in their communities,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “We are excited to see these investments take shape as they will have a profoundly beneficial effect on people and communities throughout British Columbia.”

“The 2019 capital project sector program provides another round of long-term investments in not-for-profit organizations across British Columbia,” said Caroline Miller, chair, BC Association of Charitable Gaming. “It is critical that not-for-profit organizations have access to funding for major capital projects, so they can support people in need, support children and families, and help build vibrant communities.”

Each year, eligible organizations can apply for a capital project sector grant, in addition to one of the six sectors of regular Community Gaming Grants.

The next round of applications for the capital project program will be accepted from June 1 to July 31, 2020.

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