Get your group ready for a community gaming grant workshop

A community gaming workshop will be taking place on Oct. 26 in Vanderhoof, British Columbia.

  • Oct. 19, 2016 1:00 p.m.

Barbara Latkowski

Caledonia Courier

A community gaming workshop will be taking place on Oct. 26 in Vanderhoof, British Columbia.

Communities including, Fraser Lake, Fort Fraser, Vanderhoof and Fort St. James are invited to attend the free workshop on behalf of their non-profit organizations or charities.

Community gaming grants provide funding to eligible organizations for direct delivery of approved ongoing programs and services that directly benefit the broader community.

The workshop is hosted by Community Futures in Vanderhoof along with Northern Interior Communities Association.

The free three hour session will focus on how to write successful applications for the BC Community Gaming Grants Program.

Community Futures Development Corporation of Stuart Nechako continues to serve local rural communities and provides programs and services to help develop and implement community-based regional economic strategies.

And Ted Bulmer, the CED Project Coordinator from Community Futures in Vanderhoof is thrilled to offer the workshop.

“People have a hard time negotiating and applying for these grants and there is a lot of money available,” Bulmer says.

The workshop will be facilitated by Curtis Mayes from Northern Interior Communities Association.

“We are lucky to have Curtis run the workshop,” Bulmer said. “He knows all the ins and outs about the application process.”

“He knows not only how to write them but how to make them successful. He will be an excellent resource.”

Mayes will also be offering one on one consultation after the workshop for anyone who has specific questions regarding their own application.

“So, if you have something on the go, this is an excellent opportunity,” Bulmer said.

The workshop will take place on Oct. 26 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the multi-purpose room of the Vanderhoof Public Library.

Anyone can preregister at: (250) 567-5219 or at: 1-800-266-0611.

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