2020 Community Spaces
February 11, 2020

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The Co-operative Retailing System (CRS) is a network of over 170 member retail co-ops across Western Canada. The Co-op Community Spaces program is investing $1 Million in community projects across Western Canada. This year, Co-op will be funding up to $150,000 per project to create a better community for you! Since 2015, 115 projects have been supported with $8.5 Million in capital funding.

PROGRAM PURPOSE
The purpose of the Co-op Community Spaces Program is to improve community health and well-being by building places for Western Canadians to come together and build social connections. Three funding areas have been selected to ensure the program achieves its core objectives of enabling community development and bringing people together.

ELIGIBILITY
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

For more info, go to www.communityspaces.ca

APPLY HERE

DEADLINE TO APPLY: MARCH 2, 2020




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