PENTICTON – The South Okanagan Victim Assistance Society and the Rotary Club of Peachland have received a total of $51,550 in B.C. Government gaming grants in the human and social services sector announced Penticton MLA Dan Ashton.

  • South Okanagan Victim Assistance Society                                         $46,000
  • Rotary Club of Peachland                                                                            $5,550

Funding provided to organizations in this latest round of gaming grants supports programs that significantly contribute to the quality of life in the community, including assisting the disadvantaged or distressed, promoting health or enhancing opportunities for youth.

Why this matters:

  • Community gaming grants in the human and social services sector benefit food banks, hospice societies, community services, service clubs, counselling programs and organizations that assist people coping with challenging life situations, including addictions, serious injuries or disabilities.
  • Every year the Province approves approximately $135 million in community gaming grants for not-for-profit organizations, with the human and social services sector receiving the largest share of this annual funding.
  • Over 5,000 local not-for-profit organizations representing virtually every community in British Columbia benefit from this funding every year. These organizations provide invaluable services in their communities.
  • Eligible organizations applying for gaming grant funding are distributed across six sectors including: arts and culture; sport; environment; public safety; human and social services; parent and district parent advisory councils.


Dan Ashton, Penticton MLA

“Both of these organizations perform important work that benefits a lot of people in our community. I think their staff and volunteers deserve a great deal of gratitude for going out their way to help people in need.”