LILLOOET – The Lillooet Regional Invasive Species Society (LRISS) will be receiving $8,000 in the latest round of Government of B.C. gaming grants for Public Safety and Environment sectors in communities throughout the province.

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart –

“There are some very distinct plant and wildlife populations native to our region and their protection is important to the overall health of our environment. This grant is a great way to assist the work done by the team at LRISS, which is work we rely on to keep our region’s natural environment thriving for years to come.”

 Why this matters:

  • Community gaming grants enable environmental organizations to support effective stewardship of the natural environment throughout British Columbia.
  • B.C.’s environmental non-profit organizations use community gaming grants to help provide support for animal welfare, wildlife preservation, grasslands conservation, lake stewardship, river management, fish restoration, marine science, invasive species councils and public education.
  • Public safety community gaming grants help support non-profit organizations throughout the province that provide a range of services and educational programs to protect the safety of British Columbians in their local communities.
  • Important local organizations, including volunteer fire departments, search and rescue groups, crime stoppers associations, marine rescue societies and community justice centres benefit from community gaming grants funded by the Government of B.C.
  • Every year the Government of B.C. approves about $135 million in community gaming grants for non-profit organizations in six sectors: arts and culture; sport; human and social services; public safety; environment; parent and district parent advisory councils.
  • Over 5,000 local non-profit organizations representing virtually every community in British Columbia benefit from community gaming grant funding annually.

 For more information:

Full application information for community gaming grants is available online at:

http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/sports-culture/gambling-fundraising/gaming-grants/community-gaming-grants