Co-op Community Spaces is investing $1M to fund local community projects 

For years, Co-op has been creating places for Western Canadians.

This year as we’ve been staying safe by staying apart, Co-ops continue to invest in spaces for when we can safely come back together. 

Co-op Community Spaces was launched in 2015 to help protect, beautify and improve spaces across Western Canada. 

Since then, it has provided $9.5 million to 132 projects that improve the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of local communities.

Entering its seventh year, the program is dedicating $1 million in funding and is accepting applications for capital projects that will improve spaces across Western Canada.  

“Locally, Westview Co-op is proud to support organizations and projects that make a difference to our members and our community,” said Dennis Laing, General manager of Westview Co-op. 

“Finding ways to support our community is even more important as we’ve been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“We’re looking forward to a time when we’ll all be able to gather as a community again and we encourage all of our community organizations who could benefit from capital funding to apply,” concluded Laing.

Capital funding between $25,000 and $150,000 per project is available. 

Co-op invites registered non-profit organizations, registered charities or community service co-operatives to apply online between Feb. 1 and March 1, 2021. 

Program funding categories include recreation, environmental conservation and urban agriculture.  

Federated Co-operatives Limited administers the giving program on behalf of more than 160 independent local co-ops across Western Canada that form the Co-operative Retailing System.

To learn more about Co-op Community Spaces or apply for funding, visit communityspaces.ca. 

About Westview Co-op

For more than eight decades, Westview Co-op has proudly served its members and communities. 

Today, Westview Co-op has more than 250 employees that serve over 22,550 members in approximately in nine communities throughout Central Alberta. 

Giving back to our communities is a proud tradition at Westview Co-op. 

Since 2016, Westview Co-op has donated over $800,000 to various organizations, teams and events, and supported its members with more than $4.4 million in patronage refunds.

 

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