The Kelowna and District Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association is receiving $242,400 from the Community Gaming Grants program to buy a mobile health and mental health clinic.
The local mental health association was one of 60 not-for-profit organizations throughout B.C. getting provincial investment in capital projects through the Community Gaming Grants program.
“I have personally experienced the positive impact that not-for-profit organizations have in strengthening communities, and I consider it vitally important that our government supports their work,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.
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“The first round of community gaming grants for capital projects generated tremendous enthusiasm and I am impressed by the quality and diversity of applications. Congratulations to all.”
In the first yearly intake of the grants for capital projects, the Province is investing $5 million in not-for-profit organizations undertaking capital projects that provide a community benefit and are accessible to the public.
“Investment in capital projects supports the longevity of the services that not-for-profit organizations provide,” said Diana Groffen, vice chair of the BC Association for Charitable Gaming. “The Capital Projects sector is a valuable addition to the Community Gaming Grants program by investing in the long-term success of B.C.’s charitable organizations.”
View the full list of Capital Projects sector recipients here.
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