SURREY – The Lyric Choirs of Surrey Society has received $6,000 under the B.C. government’s community gaming grant program.
“Music is a great way to encourage creativity in our community,” said Surrey-Fleetwood MLA Peter Fassbender. “These grants help to expand the services that groups like Lryic are able to offer and this means more people in Surrey will have access to the enriching programs they offer.”
These grants are awarded under the Sport and Arts and Culture category of the community gaming grant program, which allows non-profit organizations to apply for provincial gaming revenues from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. Gaming grants are also awarded in the categories of Public Safety, Human and Social Services, Parent Advisory Councils and District Parent Advisory Councils, and Environment.
Every year, the provincial government approves $135 million in gaming grants that benefit more than 5,000 local non-profit organizations that serve communities throughout British Columbia.