Our goal is to ensure that as many students as possible benefit from these extracurricular activities.  Please keep this in mind when planning an event.  Group events are preferred, but individual events will be considered based on circumstances and the type of activity.

Please talk to your Regional Representatives before applying to ask for clarification and to confirm your region has funds available.

Grant funds must remain under the management and control of the PAC that receives them.  Funds cannot be used for curricular purposes, and may only be used within BC.

Below are non-exhaustive lists of what is commonly supported and not supported by the BC Government Gaming Grant.  Their rules may change so please check with the Council if the go-ahead for your event is dependent on the availability of subsidy.  For most situations, the grants will support to a maximum of 75% of the costs incurred.  The PAC does not pay for fees up front.

  • Student publications

    • Newsletters, yearbooks, etc.

  • HCOS Student societies and clubs

    • Drama clubs, book clubs, music clubs, etc.

  • Educational field trips within BC

    • Museums, cultural events, science centres, etc.​

  • Arts and Music activities

    • Musicals, concerts, theatrical productions, etc.​

  • Educational seminars and conferences for students

    • One day duration limit (ongoing lessons are not acceptable)​

  • Group equipment for extra​curricular activities

    • Any equipment purchased becomes the property of the PAC and must be stored at the home of a Teacher/Parent when not in use.  Use is ONLY allowed when an online request is applied for an approved through the PAC process.

    • $200 maximum; over $200 will be considered on a case by case basis.

  • Student competitions​

    • $100 maximum per student for the school year.

Not Supported
  • Cash or gift card prizes

  • Sports equipment, musical equipment, or any items for an individual - all items must be part of a Group Activity

  • Sport league fees or recreational centre fees on an individual basis

  • Recurring lessons for art, music, sports, etc. on an individual or group basis

  • Transportation to attend an event, sports or activity

Each group should have a coordinator who is responsible for the collection and payment of fees.  They would be the point of contact for the application, and reimbursement will be delivered to them for subsequent distribution as needed.  They should fill the attached form below, and submit it with proof of payment to the Treasurer.  Electronic submission is preferred.