Co-op will award $2 million to projects across Western Canada in 2018. Individual projects are eligible to apply for between $25,000 and $150,000 in funding.


Projects eligible for funding must:

  • be a registered non-profit, registered charitable organization or a community service co-operative
  • be a capital project located in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba
  • be completed in two years
  • provide the opportunity for permanent signage

Project 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
  • those that are led solely by municipal governments and do not have a charitable or non-profit partner (Local non-profits and charities partnering with their local municipality must apply on behalf of the project)


The application period for Co-op Community Spaces is now closed.

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.