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Armstrong Co-op creates community feel

Co-operative’s Community Spaces program reaches 10 years, taking applications for funding
Armstrong Regional Co-operative is now taking online applications for funding from its Community Spaces program. (Contributed)

It’s a program that has provided more than $12 million over the past 10 years.

Armstrong Regional Cooperative’s (ARC) Co-op Community Spaces is back, supporting local projects that are dedicated to recreation, environmental conservation, and urban agriculture.

Eligible applicants can apply for funding between $25,000 and $150,000. Registered non-profit organizations and charities, or community service co-operatives are invited to apply online between now and March 1.

“The Armstrong Regional Cooperative is proud to support organizations and projects that make a difference to our members and our community,” said ARC’s marketing and community relations manager Jason Keis. “We encourage all local community organizations working on eligible projects, who could benefit from capital funding to apply.”

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

ARC has gas bars in Vernon, Armstrong, Salmon Arm, and Cranbrook.

Since launching in 2015, Co-op Community Spaces has provided $12.5 million to 175 projects, including educational spaces, community gardens, recreational facilities and more.

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