FUNDING

Co-op awards $2 million to projects across Western Canada every year. The program helps build places for everyone to come together to meet, play, learn and share.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants eligible for funding include:

  • Registered charities under the Canada Revenue Agency with valid registration numbers
  • Registered non-profit organizations under their provincial government with proof of registration (e.g. letters of incorporation)
  • Non-profit organizations partnered with their municipal government who will accept funding and issue receipts on their behalf
  • Community service co-operatives

Projects eligible for funding must:

  • Be available and accessible for community use
  • Align with one of the three funding categories (recreation, environmental conservation or urban agriculture)
  • Be completed within two years
  • Be a capital project
  • Be located in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba
  • Provide the opportunity for permanent signage

Projects ineligible for funding include:

  • Those that support religious or politically affiliated organizations
  • Those that will have adverse environmental impacts
  •  Those that are third-party fundraising campaigns

FUNDING

Projects can apply for between $25,000 and $150,000 in capital funding. See funding categories below.

Applications will be accepted February 1 – March 1.

A sample application will be available in January. Please direct any inquiries to communityspaces@fcl.crs

Funding Categories

Recreation

Providing enhanced recreation spaces in community.

Examples: recreation centres, playgrounds.

Environmental Conservation

Preservation of natural spaces in the community.

Examples: green spaces, interpretive centers.

Urban Agriculture

Small-scale community agriculture initiatives in both rural and urban spaces.

Examples: community garden, food education facilities.