Applications open for 2024 Co-op Community Spaces Program

For its 10th year, $1 million in funding is available
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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.

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