The Park Community Centre in Brandon is one of 15 projects that have received a portion of $1 million as a 2023 recipient of Co-op Community Spaces, while also benefitting from Heritage Co-op’s local Community Development Fund programming.
“We’re very excited to see the Park Community Centre receive these funds. Co-op is proud to support a fixture in Brandon and ensure the community has access to this space for years to come.” said Jessica Brady, Marketing and Communications Manager at Heritage Co-op, “Being locally invested is important to Heritage Co-op and our Members. Investing in our communities ensures we all have a vibrant place to live, work and play.”
Park Community Centre will receive $85,000 towards a Commercial Co-op Kitchen through the Co-op Community Spaces program, and another $15,000 through Heritage Co-op’s Community Development Fund.
Co-op Community Spaces is designed to help protect, beautify and improve spaces across Western Canada. Through the program, Co-op has provided $12.5 million to 175 projects since 2015 in three categories: recreation, environmental conservation and urban agriculture. FCL administers Community Spaces on behalf of more than 160 local Co-ops operating in 600 communities.
Heritage Co-op’s Community Development Fund is available for building or renovation of spaces that support the betterment of the community. Community projects in the Heritage Co-op trading area are encouraged to apply.