Co-op welcomes applications for community funding
January 30, 2020
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, we have provided $8.5 million to 115 projects, including parks, greenhouses and sports fields.
Entering its sixth year, Co-op is dedicating up to $150,000 per project in capital funding; we’ll be accepting applications for community-driven projects that will bring people together in local spaces across Western Canada.
“Co-ops have always re-invested their profits in their local communities; that’s just a core value that’s essential to who we are” said Vic Huard, Executive Vice-President of Customer Experience and Stakeholder Engagement at Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL). “Co-op Community Spaces is another way Co-ops are bringing this value to life. Supporting projects that bring people together helps to develop and strengthen these local communities for the benefit of individuals and families across Western Canada.”
Between $25,000 and $150,000 of capital funding 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.
FCL 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.