Welcome

The Northern Interior Communities Association acts as a liaison between the Gaming Branch and non-profit and charitable groups who receive or are eligible to receive a Community Gaming Grant.

Happy New Year ! 2021 a year for renewal of old friendships and a celebration of new ones.
We are looking forward to the adventures we will take together.

Call to Meeting

Your Annual General Meeting information
DATE: March 4, 2021
PLACE: Power of Friendship Hall
TIME: 7:00 pm

As per Covid-19 protocol
RSVP: Maximum 15 people
allowed to attend. Call
or email on or before March 1. No
later than 2 pm as per Covid-19 restrictions.

SPECIAL NOTICE:

The office is open on limited days and hours until further notice.  We practice the COVID-19 precautions with mask, hand sanitizing and safe distancing. Call/email for appointment.

We Need Help:

These will be used to decorate the office, help redesign the website and assist us in finding additional funding.

  • Before and after pictures of successful Capital Gaming Grant projects
  • Action pictures of successful Community Gaming Grant  programs
  • Supporting letters of the Northern Interior Communities Association

Community Gaming Grant application dates

Organizations must apply during the intake period for the sector that most closely aligns with the programs and services they deliver. Annual application timelines are as follows:

    • Art and Culture: Apply between Feb 1 – April 30, 2021
    •  Sports: Apply between March 1 – May 31, 2021
    • Parents Advisory & District Advisory Councils: Apply between April 1 – June 30, 2021 
    • Environment: Apply between July 1 – August 31, 2021
    • Public Safety: Apply between July 1 – August 31, 2021
    • Human and  Social Services: Apply between August 1- November 30, 2021
    • CALL FOR INFORMATION: 250-562-2553 or 250-961-1999 or EMAIL: coordinator@northernica.org

 

2021 Community Gaming Grant Workshops

 Available Upon Request

Cost:  FREE

Covid Protocols required

 

COVID-19 FAQs for Community Gaming Grant  

Updated January 9, 2021

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Community Gaming Grants program reaffirms that our top priority remains the health and safety of British Columbians. We recognize the substantial and unprecedented impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on B.C.’s not-for-profit sector. We are closely monitoring sector impacts and are working as quickly as possible to adjust our processes and policies in response to the rapidly evolving situation. We appreciate your patience during this challenging time.

The following FAQs are for past recipients and new applicants for Community Gaming Grants.

Given current events, should our organization continue to apply for Community Gaming Grant funding in 2021?

YES! We are committed to supporting our applicants during these challenging times and will work with you to help you plan for the year ahead as this pandemic may have impact on your program revenues, expenses and in-kind support.

If your organization is unable to provide required documentation due to recent events (e.g. AGM meeting minutes, program budgets, etc.), or has been/will be forced to alter the delivery of its previously approved programming, please provide an explanation with your application.

If you have been denied program funding… PLEASE REAPPLY ASAP!

Upcoming sector deadlines are currently being reviewed and may be subject to change. Please visit this website regularly to ensure you have the most up-to-date information.

Our organization has cancelled/postponed or wants to cancel/postpone our programming in light of B.C.’s requirements for social and physical distancing. What are our options?

The Community Gaming Grant branch will NOT ask you to repay funding for previously approved programming, which is cancelled/postponed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

If an approved program is cancelled/postponed, organizations may redirect the funds to any other approved program or may retain the funds to be used for future eligible programming (please see section 4 of the 2020 Guidelines

).

YOU MUST CONTINUE TO SUBMIT YOUR GAMING ANNUAL SUMMARY REPORT

PLEASE NOTE: You must include information about any cancellations/postponements and/or any re-direction of funding in section 9 of the report, as well as with any subsequent applications for Community Gaming Grant funding.

Our organization has spent Community Gaming Grant funding on programming which has now been cancelled and we cannot recover these expenses. Are we required to re-pay this money to the program? 

No. You will NOT be required to pay back any expenses that you have already incurred as part of your approved application. You must include information about these expenses on the next Gaming Account Summary Report.

Will ministry staff be available for questions during this time?

Staff are available during regular business hours by phone and email.

If you have questions, please email the Branch at:CommunityGamingGrants@gov.bc.ca

If you’d like to speak to a representative over the phone, please call the Branch during business hours at: 250-356-1081 or toll-free at 1-800-663-7867

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