The Central Okanagan Charitable Gaming Association (COCGA) regularly hosts grant writing workshops for community groups, organizations and charities from the central Okanagan, specifically aimed at BC gaming grant funding applications.

Grant writing workshops are timed for each of the three current government  “community grant intake” periods for
(1) Arts and Culture; and Sport
(2) Public Safety; and Environment 
(3) Human and Social Services.
The workshop focuses on how to write successful applications for a gaming grant; is aimed at both first-time applicants, and returning applicants, especially those who have been denied, or have funding questions. Community groups attending are encouraged to bring along recent applications or submissions to BC Gaming for specific comment.

Workshops are generally held on a Saturday in the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce boardroom at 544 Harvey Ave.  An RSVP is required to, advising how many people are attending from their organization. Cost is $10 per person. A light lunch is usually available. Presenter is Caroline Miller from the Central Okanagan Charitable Gaming Association (COCGA).  If you have questions, you may also email

Check here for details on CCGA Information & Intake Periods through out the year.

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New Societies Act Workshop  June 2 2016 –  Sold Out!     Additional workshops may be added as needed.

GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP Sept 26, 2015  – Sold Out!
AUGUST 1 –    Human and Social Services intake period begins (BC Application deadline: Nov 30)
pdf version: COCGA GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP -September 26 2015

GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP Aug 22 2015 – Workshop focusing on Human and Social Services, and new applicants – Sold out!. Registrations taken for Sept 26 workshop. Period closes Nov. 1, 2015.

GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP March 28, 2015/ News release March 28 workshop Sold Out!  Second workshop added: News release Workshop April 11 2015 (PDF version)  COCGA hosted a workshop for the period affecting Arts and Culture; and Sport. This period closed May 31, 2015, 

COCGA hosted a Grant Writing Workshop on April 5, 2014 for the community grant intake period affecting Arts and Culture, and Sport. These grant intake periods closed May 31, 2014.  PDF version:Gaming Grant workshop April 5 2014 release

March 23 & May 26, 2013: GRANT WRITING workshops
COCGA presented its first local workshop led by Northern Interior Communities (NICA) Coordinator Rhonda Dickson and NICA President Shawn Bellamy. Its 35 available seats were sold out with over 18 on the waiting list. The day was roundly applauded by the attendees who found many valuable tips and clarification on how to fill out the BC Community Gaming Grant Application.
A repeat workshop on this topic was held on May 26 and facilitated by Caroline Miller. Contact her at  if you are interested about similar workshops or have suggestions for others.
BC Community Gaming Grant – guide-cgg

The COCGA is a not-for-profit organization with over one hundred members in the Central Okanagan. Our mission is to create awareness about the BC Community Gaming Grant program and offer support to community groups in the Okanagan region and the Kootenays who are applying to the program.