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 31, 2021 and FCC will announce the selected projects in September.
Rural community groups can view the eligibility requirements, past projects and apply online by visiting www.fccagrispiritfund.ca.
For the past 17 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 once again support projects that enrich the lives of residents in cities, towns or Indigenous communities with fewer than 150,000 people.
Examples include refrigeration and equipment to support food waste reduction and recovery, construction of or upgrades to community buildings, firefighting and rescue equipment, play structures and recreation areas and renovations or upgrades that reduce a building’s energy footprint.
Since inception of the FCC AgriSpirit Fund in 2004, FCC has supported 1,356 capital projects in rural Canada totaling $16.5 million in donations.