The deadline for the Province of BC’s Community Gaming Grants program is quickly approaching – applications are due April 30, 2018 for the arts and culture category.  The BCMA was pleased to welcome Mike Sherman, Community Outreach Manager for the Community Gaming Grants program, for a webinar and Q&A presentation that provided an overview of eligibility criteria and program guidelines to help you get ready to apply for the program.

This presentation was geared at new applicants to the program, those who are new to writing the grant, or for anyone looking for a refresher on the program. Please read the program guidelines in advance here.

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the webinar on Community Gaming Grants on March 7. We had 27 people participate in the webinar, and 138 people have also since viewed the presentation on Facebook Live. If you weren’t able to attend, or if you would like to share the presentation and view additional resources, please see the links below.

We hope you found the webinar helpful – if you have any feedback, as always we’d love to hear it – send a note to . Best of luck writing your grant applications!


A recording of the webinar is available here:

The PowerPoint presentation is available here

Visit the Community Gaming Grants website to download the program guidelines and templates to help you create your budgets and track in-kind contributions and volunteer hours.

Key Contacts:

  • The Community Gaming Grants Branch is available to assist with questions about eligibility and program requirements:Website:
  • General Contact: or 1-800-663-7867
  • Community Outreach Manager (Mike Sherman) –
  • The BC Association for Charitable Gaming has local chapters throughout B.C. that can provide hands-on support to help you develop your grant application:
  • The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres also provides support with Gaming Grants: gaming-grants

Thank you for joining us!  Good luck on your applications and remember to explore all the resources and events the BCMA has to offer, including monthly webinars and Regional Workshops.