Co-op funding community projects

Co-op is funding community projects up to $150k

(January 31, 2020) – 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.  

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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.  Last year, Boissevain School received $68,900 for the creation of a natural play space and outdoor classroom.

“Locally, Boundary CO-OP is proud to support organizations and projects that make a difference to our members and our community,” said Marketing Manager Cheryl Rushing of Boundary Co-op. “We encourage all of our community groups and organizations who could benefit from capital funding to apply.”

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.

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