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Over $1M in funding to Delta community, social service groups

Two dozen non-profit organizations serving the community are receiving provincial gaming grants
Surrey Food Bank volunteer Darlene Wickens sorts blankets to fill layette boxes for the Tiny Bundles program, for families with kids, on Oct. 5, 2022. Knitted socks and blankets are donated by local church members. (Tom Zillich/Black Press Media photo)

Two dozen local non-profits are receiving over $1 million in community gaming grants between them to fund “human and social services” in Delta.

On Thursday (July 6), the province announced it is providing nearly $61 million in grant funding for the year ending March 31, 2023 to more than 1,300 organizations that deliver programs aimed at improving people’s quality of life.

“We are committed to investing in not-for-profit organizations throughout B.C. to keep our communities healthy and vibrant,” Municipal Affairs Minister Anne Kang said in a press release. “People throughout the province rely on the programs these organizations provide which increase access to vital supports, such as food, shelter and social connections.”

According to a press release, the grants to “human and social service” organizations support a range of organizations that enhance the well-being of children, youth, families and seniors by addressing equity issues, meeting the needs of under-served groups or providing public outreach and education about important social issues.

Eighteen Delta-based groups are receiving a combined $674,400. They are:

• Navy League of Canada – New Westminster Branch ($12,600)

• Scouts Canada – 8th Surdel ($9,000)

• Sunshine Hills Parent Participation Preschool ($6,100)

• Scouts Canada – 9th Surdel ($5,800)

• North Delta Lions Club ($20,500)

• Scouts Canada – 4th Surdel ($5,250)

• The Kinsmen Club of Ladner Tsawwassen ($11,500)

• Deltassist Family and Community Services Society ($100,000)

• Delta Community Living Society ($67,200)

• British Columbia Guide Dog Services ($175,000)

• Delta Life Skills Society ($68,500)

• 828 Air Cadet Squadron Sponsoring Committee ($5,500)

• Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club ($12,000)

• Scouts Canada – 3rd Boundary Bay ($8,800)

• App Lutins Du Bois ($7,650)

• Kinvillage Association ($38,000)

• Tsawwassen Order of Old Bastards ($24,000)

• Reach Child and Youth Development Society ($97,000)

Another six organizations serving the community but listed as based elsewhere in the Lower Mainland are receiving a total of $415,750. They are:

• Navy League of Canada - Richmond/Delta Branch ($20,000; based in Richmond)

• North Delta Rotary Club ($53,500; based in Richmond)

• Soroptimist International of Surrey/Delta ($27,800; based in Surrey)

• Shrine Club #31 - Tsawwassen ($28,675; based in Surrey)

• Options Community Services Society ($225,000; based in Surrey)

• Surrey Food Bank Society ($60,775; based in Surrey)

The full list of grant recipients can be found here.

SEE ALSO: Over $937K coming to two dozen Delta arts, culture and sports groups

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James Smith

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James Smith is the founding editor of the North Delta Reporter.
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