A bucket of blueberries from Aldergrove’s Nature’s Village Farm made for a colourful display at the Langley Community Farmers’ Market at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. The farmers market society is among 48 groups that received money from the City of Langley as part of the municipality’s revenue sharing agreement with Cascades Casino.

A bucket of blueberries from Aldergrove’s Nature’s Village Farm made for a colourful display at the Langley Community Farmers’ Market at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. The farmers market society is among 48 groups that received money from the City of Langley as part of the municipality’s revenue sharing agreement with Cascades Casino.

Langley City awards $110K to 48 community groups

Funds for non-profits, local organizations comes from casino revenue-sharing agreement

Langley City council has approved $110,485.29 in grants for 48 non-profit and community organizations.

The 2016 grants range in size from a high of just over $12,000, for the Langley Good Times Cruise-In, to just over $100 for the Langley chapter of the Parkinson Society BC.

The list of agencies includes the Brookswood Baptist Church Homeless Feeding Program, Bard in the Valley, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley, the Canadian Centre for Manners and Civility, Douglas Park Community School Society, Langley Community Farmers Market Society, Langley Senior Resources Society, Langley Lodge and Sport Tourism.

The money comes from a revenue-sharing agreement between the city and the Cascades casino.

A report to council from Darrin Leite, Director of Corporate Services, estimates the City has distributed more than $1.3 million to local groups since 2009.

The Township of Langley is not expected to announce its 2016 community grant recipients until May.

In 2015, the Township awarded 75 community grants totaling $181,545 of $334,410 distributed to non-profit organizations that provide services for Township residents, including 10 capital improvement grants totaling $58,865.

A complete list of Langley City grant recipients can be found on the City of Langley website.