Funding provided for invasive species society

The Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society has received provincial funding for its education and coordination program.

The Summerland-based Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society has received provincial funding for its education and coordination program.

The $10,500 Community Gaming Grants funding was announced last week.

In addition, Alleycats Alliance Society of Penticton received grant funding of $10,000 for its rescue, rehabilitate, release or adopt program and its spay-neuter program.

“This funding will help these two great organizations continue their very important work,” said Penticton MLA Dan Ashton.

“I would like to thank the volunteers and staff of these groups, who do so much for our communities and the region.”

The grants were awarded under the environment category of the Community Gaming Grants program.

The grant program allows nonprofit organizations to apply for provincial gaming revenues.

Each year, the province approves $135 million in gaming grants for more than 5,000 nonprofit organizations throughout the province.

Organizations interested in applying for grant funding can find further information and applications online at gaming.gov.bc.ca/grants/.