New Federated Co-op Program Funds Community Projects

April 2, 2015

Federated Co-op is launching a new funding program to help protect, beautify and improve the spaces that help communities thrive.

Co-op Community Spaces will donate up to $1 million annually to fund projects related to recreation, environmental conservation and urban agriculture across Western Canada.

“Spaces define our local communities,” said Vic Huard, Executive Vice-President of Strategy at Federated Co-operatives Limited. “Co-ops continue to make life better by investing in local economies and giving back to communities with programs such as Co-op Community Spaces.”

Project funding is available between $25,000 and $100,000 for capital projects in Western Canada by a registered non-profit, registered charity or community service co-operative. Funding is available for projects in three categories:

  • Recreation: Enhancing recreation opportunities such as recreation centres and playgrounds;
  • Environmental Conservation: Preserving natural spaces such as green spaces, parks and interpretive centres; and
  • Urban Agriculture: Supporting small-scale agricultural initiatives in rural and urban spaces such as community gardens and food education facilities.

Online applications will be accepted between April 1 and May 15, 2015. Co-op will announce the successful community projects this fall.

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