The program was created to help protect, beautify and improve local spaces.
Who: Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL)
What: For the 10th year, FCL and Co-ops across Western Canada are providing support to community projects that focus on recreation, environmental conservation and urban agriculture.
In 2024, $1 million in funding is available via the Co-op Community Spaces program.
The program was created to help protect, beautify and improve local spaces. Since its launch, $12.5 million in funding has been granted to support 175 projects across Western Canada.
“Marking our tenth year of the program is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate how Community Spaces helps us build sustainable communities together,” said Pam Skotnitsky, vice-president of strategy at FCL, in a statement. “The 175 projects funded through the program thus far conserve nature, provide urban agriculture space and create places where we can come together to play and build relationships.”
Co-op invites registered non-profit organizations, registered charities or community service co-operatives to apply online between Feb. 1 and March 1, 2024.
Funding between $25,000 and $150,000 per project is available.
FCL administers the giving program on behalf of more than 160 independent local Co-ops across Western Canada that form the Co-operative Retailing System (CRS).
Read about the 2023 recipients here.