FCC AgriSpirit Fund now open for applications
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, 2018 and 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.
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.
Since inception of the FCC AgriSpirit Fund in 2004, FCC has supported over 1,000 capital projects in rural Canada totaling $10.5 million in donations.
About Farm Credit Canada
FCC is Canada’s leading agriculture lender, with a healthy loan portfolio of more than $33 billion. Our employees are dedicated to the future of Canadian agriculture and its role in feeding an ever-growing world. We provide flexible, competitively priced financing, management software, information and knowledge specifically designed for the agriculture and agri-food industry. Our profits are reinvested back into agriculture and the communities where our customers and employees live and work. Visit fcc.ca or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and on Twitter.
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