The Central Okanagan Charitable Gaming Association has helped local not for profit groups apply for gaming grant funding since 2004. We assist one-on-one with organizations, help explain the provincial grant guidelines, make connections to the Gaming Branch in Victoria, host workshops where we work through the application process, speak to applicants about denied grants, and provide general assistance. We’re always available to listen to what you need.

COCGA offers support and information by:

  • Offering free membership
  • Hosting periodic meetings providing information on updates and changes to Community Gaming Grants
  • Providing periodic updates and reminders of grant application deadlines and news regarding Community Gaming Grants
  • Hosting workshops on preparing and submitting Community Gaming Grant applications
  • Acting as a point of contact for groups that have questions or need assistance with their grants

Any organization which is eligible to apply for community gaming grants, or which will soon be eligible to apply (new organizations) is welcome to become a member of the COCGA.  There is no charge.

For a list of upcoming workshops, click here.

For more information on the provincial association and useful links, click here.

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.