Four Abbotsford organizations are the recipients of a total of $163,000 in community gaming grants to support their work in environmental conservation and public safety.
Abbotsford Restorative Justice and Advocacy Association is receiving $84,000, while the Circle F Horse Rescue Society is getting $45,000.
A total of $20,000 is going to Central Fraser Valley Search and Rescue, and the Fraser Valley Mountain Bikers Association is receiving $14,000.
The funding is part of more than $11 million from B.C.’s Community Gaming Grant program going to conservation and public safety non-profits around the province.
This year, the province is providing approximately $4.8 million to more than 130 organizations doing work in areas like environmental education and wild animal rescue, and $6.3 million to over 130 organizations to help with their work providing emergency and lifesaving services and more.
Community gaming grants provide approximately $140 million each year in funding to support nearly 5,000 not-for-profit organizations that deliver services to people throughout B.C.