Three Nanaimo organizations will benefit from the provincial government’s community gaming grants, it was announced Tuesday.
The Nanaimo Minor Hockey Association received $55,000, Nanaimo Canadian Amateur Football Association garnered $20,125, while $36,000 was granted to the Vancouver Island Military Museum Society.
The grant money is a welcome addition as it helps cover the museum’s lease, according to Roger Bird, military museum society president. He said the museum is reliant on donations.
“We get a lot of tourists and locals who come down to see the waterfront and points of interest – our museum being one of them,” Bird said.
The grants are awarded under the sport, arts and culture categories of the Community Gaming Grant program.
Not-for-profit organizations are allowed to apply for provincial gaming revenue from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.