Gaming Grant Workshop coming to Fort St. James

A free gaming grant writing workshop will be held on February 25 at the Fort St. James Public Library from 6 - 8 p.m.

  • Feb. 17, 2016 6:00 a.m.

Barbara Latkowski

Caledonia Courier

A free gaming grant writing workshop will be held on February 25 at the Fort St. James Public Library from 6 – 8 p.m.

Curtis Mayer, on behalf of the Northern Interior Communities Association will be hosting the two-part workshop.

The B.C. Gaming Grants supports non-profit organizations to help cover the costs of sustaining program operations.

A local non-profit organization can apply for a grant with a maximum of $100,000. This does not include the 25 per cent of the program budget that must meet the group’s contribution.

The 25 per cent may include in-kind revenue, volunteer hours and sourced revenue.

According to Shauna Hesse, grant writer for Fort St. James, the purpose of the first workshop is to give an overview of the B.C. gaming grant application preparation process.

A one-on one meeting will also be scheduled the following morning on Feb. 26 so that participants can review their projects with the workshop facilitator.

The second workshop will be scheduled in March and will tailor to specific needs in preparing and submitting applications.

“It is our hope that this workshop series will help generate many successful B.C. gaming applications from the Fort St. James area and support the great community work you and your organization are doing,” Hesse said.

To register, e-mail: shauna@onesparc.com stating that you would like to attend and the organization you represent. Seating is limited.