Funding boosts non-profits

Nearly $80,000 will be divvied between five local organizations, which qualified because they promote culture and activity in the community.

Nearly $80,000 will be divvied between five local organizations, which qualified because they promote culture and activity in the community.

The funding came through the province’s community gaming grants and doled out $79,700.

Four of the groups are located in Penticton and one in Summerland.

Throughout B.C., around 200 groups benefitted from about $7 million worth of grants earlier this month through the same program.

The funding is to promote programming that will offer reverberating benefits through the community. Only non-profit organizations are eligible for the funding — the application can be found at goo.gl/Wlrw1z.

The local beneficiaries are the Pentastic Jazz Festival Society, which received $25,000 for its cultural music festival program; the Apex Ski Club which saw $17,000 go towards its youth alpine ski program; the Penticton Aquatic Association was given $13,200 for the Penticton Pikes swimming program and the Penticton Peach Festival Society will benefit from $10,000 for the annual Peach Festival.

The South Okanagan Sailing Association in Summerland will be given a $14,500 bump for its CANSAIL program.

 

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