Farm Credit Canada is now accepting applications from registered charities and non-profit organizations in rural Canada for the FCC AgriSpirit Fund. The fund will award $1.5 million in funding this year.
The application deadline is March 29, 2019, and the FCC will announce the selected projects in August.
Rural community groups can view the eligibility requirements, past projects and apply online by visiting www.fccagrispiritfund.ca.
John Olson Senior Director of the Regina District, "For the past 15 years, FCC has awarded rural community groups between $5,000 and $25,000 in FCC AgriSpirit funding for various community improvement initiatives. This year, the fund will support key projects that enhance the lives of residents or contribute to sustainability in communities. Examples include capital expenditures on equipment purchase and installation, energy efficient building improvements and repairs and purchasing rescue and fire equipment."
Olson goes on to explain, "Since the inception of the FCC AgriSpirit Fund in 2004, FCC has supported over 1,170 capital projects in rural Canada totaling $13.5 million in donations."
"If you have applied in the past, you can still apply this year."