Some of the groups that depend on gaming grants in B.C. have had their funding restored.

On Thursday morning, Premier Christy Clark announced an immediate boost of $15 million.

"We're fulfilling our commitment to provide an immediate boost of $15 million to community gaming grants," Clark said in a written statement.

"These non-profit organizations turn the small amounts they receive into big benefits for the communities they serve."

Youth arts and culture groups will have their grants restored to previous levels.

So will fairs, festivals and museums, and service organizations such as Rotary and Kiwanis.

Kathy Kay, the director of the Victoria Film Festival, is anxious about whether her organization will qualify to have its grant restored under the terms of the announcement.

"For, us it's $40,000 that we're worried about not receiving," Kay said.

"Now we've got to try to figure out what their real intent is. I guess it depends on how much of a flap people make."

Many other groups are in the same boat, according to Susan Marsden, the president of the BC Association for Charitable Gaming.

"There are charities that are currently at risk that may just simply fold now they know they won't be getting part of this immediate influx of cash."

Marsden said that many adult arts and culture groups that were not part of the premier's announcement had previously suffered some of the deepest cuts.

"People have held up hope with a new government that there would be a new approach to arts and culture," Marsden said.

"Those that have been holding on and have now heard that they are still not in the mix may well decide that they can't hold on any longer."

Marsden is hoping Premier Clark would do as two of her rivals in the leadership campaign promised; to fully restore the money cut two years ago, which amounts to about $40 million.

Christy Clark said it's likely the government will make a bigger contribution to charities in the future, but only after B.C. gaming grants policies undergo a full review.

With files from the CBC's Stephanie Mercier in Vancouver and Jeff Davies in Victoria