The ministry’s Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch regulates all gaming in British Columbia, including the operations of the British Columbia Lottery Corporation, which conducts and manages commercial gaming in the province.
Government gaming grants allow eligible organizations to apply for gaming revenues to support a broad range of programs and services. To receive a grant, an organization and the program offered must meet certain eligibility requirements.
Organizations receiving community gaming grants must use their grant funds for approved, eligible purposes.
Programs must have been in operation for at least 12 months prior to application. (In other words, a grant will not be awarded for a program that is being offered for the first time.) To receive a grant, the program must fall into one of the following sectors:
•Arts and Culture;
•Human and Social Services; or
•Parent Advisory Councils and District Parent Advisory Councils. (These organizations are aligned with schools.)
For more information of the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch – Ministry of Safety and Solicitor General please visit their website at: http://www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/gaming/revenue/index.htm