FCC contributes $1.5 million to 94 community projects across Canada

  • Oct 28, 2019

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is giving $1.5 million through its FCC AgriSpirit Fund to 94 community groups across Canada to support rural capital projects.

“The FCC AgriSpirit Fund is another opportunity for us to partner with community organizations that are building for today while keeping future generations in mind,” said Sophie Perreault, FCC executive vice-president and chief operating officer. “I am extremely gratified that more than 80 per cent of the projects this year are energy-efficient or focused on waste reduction, so we are making big strides without leaving deep footprints.”

This year, the FCC AgriSpirit Fund awarded between $5,000 and $25,000 for community improvement projects that enhance the lives of residents or contribute to sustainability in communities. Examples include equipment purchase and installation, energy efficient building improvements and repairs, and the purchase of rescue and fire equipment.

Over the past 16 years, the FCC AgriSpirit Fund has supported 1,263 projects, an investment of more than $15 million.

The next application period opens March 1, 2020. Registered charities, municipalities and non-profit organizations interested in funding can visit www.fccagrispiritfund.ca for eligibility requirements, to apply online and view past projects.

FCC is Canada’s leading agriculture lender, with a healthy loan portfolio of more than $36 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. As a self-sustaining Crown corporation, our profits are reinvested back into the agriculture and food industry we serve and the communities where our customers and employees live and work while providing an appropriate return to our shareholder. Visit fcc.ca or follow us on FacebookInstagram, LinkedIn, and on Twitter.

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For more information, photos or interviews, contact:

Éva Larouche
Corporate Communication
Farm Credit Canada
1-888-780-6647
eva.larouche@fcc.ca