MLA Mungall welcomes funds for local environmental and public safety organizations

NELSON – MLA Michelle Mungall is welcoming $192,500 in funding for three not-for-profit organizations in Nelson and Kaslo. The organizations, which offer public safety and environmental programs and services, are receiving the funds through the Community Gaming Grants program.

“These organizations’ staff and volunteers do so much for the Kootenays,” said Mungall, the MLA for Nelson-Creson. “It’s wonderful that our government is supporting them and all that they do with this funding.”

The recipients of the community grant funding are the West Kootenay Community Ecosociety, the Kaslo Search and Rescue Society, and the Nelson Search and Rescue Society.

Across the province, over 145 public safety-related organizations are receiving more than $6.5 million this year. Through public safety programs, these groups provide emergency and lifesaving services including search and rescue activities, volunteer fire departments, emergency preparedness, community and restorative justice, and more.

Approximately 120 organizations in the environment sector are receiving $3.8 million across the province, providing people with opportunities to learn about and connect with nature, conducting wildlife rehabilitation programs and shelters for animals, helping us adapt to climate change, supporting local food systems, and more.

The Community Gaming Grants program provides up to $140 million to about 5,000 not-for-profit organizations in British Columbia each year.

For more information: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2019MAH0010-000120