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VICTORIA, B.C. – There has been new Gaming Grant guidelines introduced to help support better service the government announced today.

“The improved guidelines reflect feedback gathered from stakeholders, including not-for-profit organizations and will apply to all Community Gaming Grant applications starting in February 2017.”

The government lists one of the improvements as recognizing the content so that they follow the steps of the online grant application process. “This will make the entire process easier for applicants to navigate.”

Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development staff will also hold a series of Community Gaming Grants workshops in 2017 to make sure B.C.’s not-for-profit organizations are prepared to submit complete and accurate applications based on the revamped guidelines.

Organizations apply for grants in six categories: arts and culture, sport, environment, human and social services, public safety and parent advisory councils (includes district parent advisory councils).

Peter Fassbender, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development says focusing on customer service is key.

“The newly streamlined guidelines reflect our commitment to on-going improvements to the Community Gaming Grants program, including a renewed focus on customer service. These user-friendly guidelines will help us assist British Columbia’s not-for-profit organizations invest gaming grant funding into local services that help their communities remain as great places to live, explore and enjoy.”

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