Community Spaces applications open! Apply today!
February 2, 2024

The Co-op Community Spaces Program was established to improve community health and well-being by building places for Western Canadians to come together, build social connections and enable community development. This year we celebrate 10 years of the Community Spaces program and Boundary Co-op would love to see one of our local groups benefit from a grant!

Projects can apply for between $25,000 and $150,000 in capital funding in three categories:
Recreation - Providing enhanced recreation spaces in the community. Examples: recreation centres, playgrounds.
Environmental Conservation - Preservation of natural spaces in the community. Examples: green spaces, interpretive centres.
Urban Agriculture - Small-scale agriculture initiatives in both rural and urban spaces. Examples: community gardens, food education facilities.


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.

The 2024 application period is now open. Deadline for applications is Friday, March 1, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. CST.

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