The Co-op Community Spaces Program is to improve community health and wellbeing by building places for Western Canadians to come together and build social connections. Three funding areas have been selected to ensure the program achieves its core objectives of enabling community development and bringing people together.
Applicants are eligible for funding between $25,000 and $150,000 for projects in one of the following categories: Recreation, Environmental Conservation and Urban Agriculture.
- Projects must be available and accessible for community use
- Align with one of the three funding categories (recreation, conservation or urban agriculture).
- Be a capital project, located in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba, and completed within two years.
- Provide the opportunity for permanent signage.
How to apply
Applications open on February 1 each year and are due by the first business day in March, if you meet the requirements:
- Municipalities are not eligible to apply, but are encouraged to partner with non-profit organizations to support a project.
- Registered charities under the Canada Revenue Agency with valid registration numbers.
- Registered non-profit organizations under their provincial government with proof of registration.
- Non-profit organizations partnered with their municipal government that will accept funding and issue receipts on their behalf.
- Community service co-operatives.