Gaming Grants

Community Gaming Grants

In 2005, the BCAAFC partnered with the provincial government to increase access to the Community Gaming Grants program within Indigenous communities.

The Community Gaming Grants fund is a portion of BC’s licensed gambling revenue to go towards BC charitable and non-profit organizations with positive social influence. The intention behind gaming grants is to offset the negative impact that addictive behaviours, such as gambling, can have on individuals and communities.

Indigenous people experience disproportionate rates of poverty, homelessness, and unemployment. Yet they are among the least likely to receive support from services like the Community Gaming Grants program. The BCAAFC is happy to support not only Friendship Centres, but other agencies and organizations who are committed to improving the lives of Indigenous people.

An organization may apply for grants to support their annual programming under six different funding streams:

Arts and Culture (Apply from Feb 1 to Apr 30)- Sports (Apply from Mar 1 to May 31)
Environment (Apply from Jul 1 to Aug 31)
Human and Social Services (Apply from Aug 1 to Nov 30)
Public Safety (Apply from Jul 1 to Aug 31)
Parent Advisory Councils (Apply from Apr 1 to Jun 30)

Capital Project Grants

A portion of the Community Gaming Grants program budget is reserved for capital projects undertaken by non-profit organizations that have a total cost of more than $20,000.

Viable capital projects include:

Facilities
Community Infrastructure
Acquisitions

The next application intake period for Capital Project Grants will open on Jun 1, 2019 and close on Jul 31, 2019.

Not sure if you qualify for funding under the Community Gaming Grants program?
Check out these resources:

Community Gaming Grants 2019 Program Guidelines
Pre-Application ChecklistCommunity Gaming Grant Online Application Tutorial
2018 Capital Projects Sector Guide (2019 guide coming soon)

We’re here to help:

gaminggrantsupport@bcaafc.com