Co-op Is Funding Community Projects Up To $150,000

Community Spaces 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 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, playgrounds, 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.

"Locally, the Armstrong Regional Co-op is proud to support organizations and projects that make a difference to our members and our community," said Jason Keis Marketing and Sales Manager of the Armstrong Regional Co-op (ARC). "We encourage all of our community 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 (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 (CRS).

To learn more about Co-op Community Spaces or apply for funding visit the Co-op Community Spaces website.