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.


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


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

The 2019 application period is now closed.

Check back in June to find out this years' recipients.

Please direct any inquiries to

Funding Categories


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.