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Cowichan Green Community Society receives $48,000 for new truck – Lake Cowichan Gazette

The Cowichan Green Community Society will receive $48,000 from British Columbia’s Community Gaming Grants program for a new community farm truck.

A press release from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs indicates that the company’s last truck is no longer repairable.

“They are looking to purchase a new truck to replace it that will require less annual maintenance,” the statement said.

“Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, they have seen increased demand for their programming, especially delivery, as in-person programs have had to be shut down.”

Ten new capital project grants were awarded for upgrading not-for-profit services and programs in communities on Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast, totaling $682,793 for communities in these regions.

With this latest round of 2021-2022 funding, the Community Gaming Grants capital projects program will provide $3.8 million to a total of 51 non-profit organizations across British Columbia for gaming upgrades. community infrastructure, technology update and new equipment.

This is in addition to $5 million in capital funding for 45 nonprofit groups announced in January.

“Not-for-profit organizations are at the heart of promoting healthy, connected and safe communities in British Columbia,” said Nathan Cullen, Minister of Municipal Affairs.

“This additional funding will help organizations purchase equipment and make renovations to brighten up our communities and give people safer and improved access to key services and programs.

Organizations that have faced increased service pressures during the pandemic have been prioritized in this round of funding.

Many nonprofits are using these funds to make adjustments that support physical distancing and other measures to ensure services and activities meet public health and safety guidelines.