Hot off the press!

The Federation of Community Social Services invites applications to the new Community Social Services Technology Fund to help organizations and the people they serve with all that pivoting to virtual services that has had to happen since the pandemic. Apply here for a grant of up to $30,000. Deadline Oct. 31.

The Central Okanagan Charitable Gaming Association assists not-for-profit organizations in the region answer questions around gaming funding applications, hosts workshops, and advocates with government for assistance that benefits local communities. A volunteer board of directors directs the society’s activities, and assists in providing workshops, attending the annual BC Association for Charitable Gaming conference and represents a range of not-for-profit groups through their own community volunteerism. The COCGA has been assisting NFPs in the central Okanagan, Thompson-Shuswap and Kootenays since 2003.

To review the BC Community Gaming Grant program and guidelines, click here.

We work closely with our parent organization, the BC Association for Charitable Gaming. We are one of seven local community gaming grant groups spread across the province. Detailed information about provincial workshops, annual conference, announcements of other funding such as the Recovery & Resiliency Fund administered by the Vancouver Foundation, and educational opportunities and benefits can all be found on the BCACG website.

Recovery and Resiliency Fund - Multi-year flexible grants for charities and non-profit organizations disproportionately impacted by the pandemic to support their recovery and long-term resiliency. Offered in 2022 for the first time.

Contact Us

To request assistance in preparing a gaming grant application, or specific question to do with charitable gaming, please contact Caroline Miller, coordinator, at cocga@shaw.ca or at 250-300-0358.

Our association’s purpose:

To work with organizations which require assistance in preparing BC community charitable gaming grant applications; to update organizations with information from the BC Gaming branch; to assist with other gaming-grant related questions; to assist in making connections between Not for Profit groups and the BC Gaming branch; and to provide any assistance throughout the application cycle as is possible in the Central Okanagan.

The COCGA covers a wide region from the Shuswap to the border, from Princeton to the Kootenays.