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.

Check back in June to see the full list of 2018 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.