Three Burnaby-based organizations are receiving provincial funding towards public safety and environmental programs.
Royal Life Saving Canada, a non-profit organization committed to the prevention of drowning and aquatic-related injury through water safety education, has received $23,550 through the provincial Community Gaming Grants Program.
As well, the WRA Wildlife Rescue Association of British Columbia and Stream of Dreams Mural Society are being provided with $140,000 and $55,000 respectively.
"Non-profit organizations play a vital role in our communities, especially when it comes to protecting local ecosystems and advancing public safety," Burnaby-Edmonds MLA Raj Chouhan said in a news release.
"I am grateful to see this funding support for these key players who make our communities safer and a joy to be in."
The province explained the public safety grants are set to address supports needed in restorative justice, firefighting, search and rescue, emergency preparedness and community safety.
For environment, the money will aid in animal protection, conservation and environmental awareness programs.
Community gaming grants provide $140 million per year from gaming revenue to support nearly 5,000 not-for-profit organizations that deliver services to people in B.C. communities.
The next round of applications for public safety- and environment-specific grants appears to begin July 1, according to the B.C. government's website.