Capital project grants available for community organizations

Sunday, April 15, 2018 9:00 AM

The second year of British Columbia’s Community Gaming Grants capital project program gives organizations an opportunity to apply for funding to complete projects that provide significant benefits to their communities.

The application dates for the capital project program have been adjusted for 2018, with eligible organizations having from June 1 to July 31, 2018, to submit their applications.

This funding will support capital projects with a total cost of over $20,000. Grants of up to $250,000 are available, for 20% to 50% of the total project costs. Matching funds from the applicants are required, and may include in-kind contributions of tangible assets and letters of guarantees from other funders.

Three categories of capital projects continue to be eligible for funding:

  • Facilities: construction, renovation or maintenance of facilities.
  • Community infrastructure: public amenities, such as docks and parks.
  • Acquisitions: the purchase of fixed capital assets for long-term use, including vehicles and equipment.

Applications in the capital projects sector will be competitively adjudicated, with consideration also given to regional distribution, representation of the six community gaming grant sectors, project size and Indigenous inclusion. The Province will announce the successful candidates and award the grants by Oct. 31, 2018.

The Community Gaming Grants branch will be hosting a webinar detailing the eligibility criteria for the capital projects sector on May 23, 2018. Registration details will be posted online in the coming weeks.

Quick Facts:

Every year, commercial gambling generates hundreds of millions of dollars that the Government of B.C. invests in key services, including health care and education, for citizens and communities throughout the province.

  • A portion of these revenues are allocated via the Community Gaming Grants program into community-based capital projects. This funding helps not-for-profit organizations invest in facilities, infrastructure and major acquisitions that provide direct benefit to their communities.
  • The Community Gaming Grants program also distributes program grants to a wide array of organizations that make life better for British Columbians, such as arts and culture groups, sport, environment, public safety, human and social services, and parent advisory councils.
  • Government is committed to the success of the Community Gaming Grants program and the support it provides to more than 5,000 organizations each year throughout the province.


Learn More:

For more information about B.C. Community Gaming Grants, including applications for capital projects: