Public safety organizations urged to apply for funds

Applications accepted until August 31 for public safety community grants.

FILE PHOTO: A CH-149 Cormorant: Canadian Search and Rescue helicopter in Kelowna

Volunteer fire departments, search and rescue societies and community policing groups are among those being encouraged to apply for B.C. government community gaming grants by Aug. 31, according to a press release from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

Last year, public safety organizations across B.C. shared over $7 million in community gaming grants. Public safety organizations provide diverse services in B.C. communities, while sharing a common commitment to protect people.

“The B.C. government is committed to supporting public safety throughout the province,” said Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Coralee Oakes in the release. “It’s important to acknowledge the work of local volunteer organizations who are dedicated to protecting public safety. Community gaming grants enhance the ability of these diverse organizations, including helping volunteers acquire further skills and knowledge.”

Examples of projects supported through public safety community grants include:

– Canadian Avalanche Centre, Revelstoke: The centre provides short and long-term information on weather and snow conditions, organizes avalanche workshops and supports avalanche awareness activities.

– Nelson Search and Rescue: The Nelson SAR uses gaming grant funds to provide first aid equipment, search and rescue training and avalanche backpack airbags for responder safety.

– Neighbours First (Foot Patrol) Program, Chinatown, Vancouver: Uniformed volunteers knowledgeable about local attractions and trained in first aid provide information and directions, while serving as goodwill ambassadors for the community.

For information on how to apply, visit: www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/gaming

 

 

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