Rural communities benefit from FCC funding
By Farm Credit Canada
Dec. 18, 2012 - Sixteen groups in Alberta and 24 groups in Ontario are receiving funding from Farm Credit Canada’s (FCC) AgriSpirit Fund.
Now in its ninth year, the FCC AgriSpirit Fund awards rural community groups between $5,000 and $25,000 for community improvement projects such as recreation and community centres, libraries and emergency services training facilities. The fund supports much-needed projects and celebrates the people responsible for making a positive difference in the lives of those around them.
In Alberta, a total of $177,000 from FCC will assist 16 rural community groups in these efforts, and in Ontario, FCC is funding 24 rural community groups at a total cost of $256,250. A total of $1 million from FCC’s AgriSpirit Fund is being given to 90 rural community groups across Canada for various capital projects that will help improve quality of life for residents. For more information about the selected projects in each province, visit www.agrispirit.ca.
Applications for the 2013 FCC AgriSpirit Fund will open in May 2013. Visit www.agrispirit.ca for eligibility requirements and more information.