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BC Lottery/Gaming Direct Access Funds Frozen

Summary: 
The provincial government has frozen all lottery gaming grants pending a review of the entire program.

We are concerned that grants affecting our sector may be either significantly reduced or cut completely. BCACL and many of our member organizations rely on these grants to do essential work in the community. Organizations who provide human and social services in B.C. receive $36,829,769.00 from gaming direct access funds. View a complete list here.

Government needs to know the full impact of potential gaming cuts. Contact your MLA and tell him or her how cuts would affect your community.

In the media:

Vancouver Sun - Vancouver non-profit accuses province of reneging on funding

Georgia Straight - Arts groups, opposition critics slam BC government's handling of ...

The Province - Community groups waiting for grants

Globe and Mail - Cultural groups on hook after BC fails to pay up