FCC contributes $1.5 million to 86 community projects across Canada
Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is giving $1.5 million through its FCC AgriSpirit Fund to 86 community groups across Canada to support rural capital projects.
“It’s amazing to realize the range of projects and organizations the FCC AgriSpirit Fund has been able to support over the last 20 years and the impact it has created,” said Sophie Perreault, FCC executive vice-president and chief operating officer. “We continue that legacy through great investments in our communities today.”
This year, the FCC AgriSpirit Fund awarded between $5,000 and $25,000 to various community improvement initiatives that enrich the lives of residents in cities, towns or Indigenous communities with fewer than 150,000 people.
Over the past 20 years, the FCC AgriSpirit Fund has supported 1,615 projects, an investment of $21 million.
The next application period opens in the spring of 2024. Registered charities, non-profit groups, municipalities and First Nations, Métis or Inuit governments/communities interested in funding can visit fccagrispiritfund.ca for eligibility requirements, to apply online and view past projects.
FCC is Canada’s leading agriculture and food lender, dedicated to the industry that feeds the world. FCC employees are committed to the long-standing success of those who produce and process Canadian food by providing flexible financing, AgExpert business management software, information and knowledge. FCC provides a complement of expertise and services designed to support the complex and evolving needs of food businesses. As a financial Crown corporation, FCC is a stable partner that reinvests profits back into the industry and communities it serves. For more information, visit fcc.ca.
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Éva Larouche (Bilingual)
Farm Credit Canada