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Co-op Increases Funding for Community Beautification Projects

January 14, 2016 11:15 AM | News


(Playground image via Shutterstock)

Co-op Community Spaces is providing $500,000 in additional funding this year so local organizations can beautify and improve their communities across Western Canada.

A total of $1.5 million will be provided to fund projects in three categories: recreation, environmental conservation and urban agriculture.

“From creek rehabilitation to gardens to play spaces for toddlers, the projects selected for funding last year showcased the innovation and dedication of local community groups,” said Trevor Carlson, director of sustainability.

“All community spaces are unique, but are similar in their ability to create a healthy and vibrant culture that brings people together. Investing in these spaces and our communities is how we give back.”

In its inaugural year in 2015, the program funded 16 projects in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.

Applications will be accepted from January 18 to February 12, 2016 by visiting communityspaces.ca.

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