Community projects in Red Deer and Rimbey are among 13 projects in Western Canada to receive funding this year as part of Co-op’s Community Spaces program.
In Red Deer, Waskasoo Community Association received a grant for Waskasoo Natural Playground, and Wolf Creek Public Schools got a grant for a outdoor rink/sport court in Rimbey.
“Co-op Community Spaces is about our commitment to protect, beautify and improve the spaces where communities across Western Canada come together,” said Pam Skotnitsky, vice-president of strategy at Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL).
“The work and dedication of our recipient groups is inspiring, and we are proud to contribute to projects that will benefit the people in these communities for years to come.”
Co-op is investing $1 million in the 13 community projects.
FCL administers the program on behalf of more than 160 local Co-ops operating in 600 communities. Registered non-profits, charities or community service co-operatives are invited to apply each year in February for a grant worth $25,000 to $150,000 per project.
Since 2015, Co-op Community Spaces has provided $11.5 million to 160 projects in three categories: recreation, environmental conservation and urban agriculture.
Find more information about the program and this year’s recipients at communityspaces.ca.