Co-op is creating places for Western Canadians to come together. From spaces that teach nutritious cooking, to local wildlife education areas, to local arts and culture centres, Co-op is truly creating places for everyone.
Co-op Community Spaces was launched in 2015 to help protect, beautify and improve spaces across Western Canada. Since then, it has provided $8.5 million to 115 projects, including parks, greenhouses and sports fields.
Entering its sixth year, the program is dedicating up to $150,000 per project in funding and is accepting applications for capital projects that will bring Western Canadian communities together.
Capital funding between $25,000 and $150,000 per project is available. Co-op invites registered non-profit organizations, registered charities or community service co-operatives to apply online between February 1 and March 2, 2020. Program funding categories include recreation, environmental conservation and urban agriculture.
Federated Co-operatives Limited administers the giving program on behalf of more than 170 independent local co-ops across Western Canada that form the Co-operative Retailing System.
To learn more about Co-op Community Spaces or apply for funding, visit communityspaces.ca.