Creating Places for Everyone: Community Spaces 2022
March 9, 2022

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.

Beginning FEBRUARY 1, 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.

Deadline for applications is Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. CST.

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