FCC AgriSpirit Fund

FCC AgriSpirit Fund is about enhancing rural communities. If your organization is raising money for a capital project and your city or town has less than 150,000 people, it may qualify for a donation between $5,000 and $25,000. 

The application form is only available online from March 14 – April 18, 2016.

What it’s for

Past projects have included hospitals and medical centres, childcare facilities, fire and rescue equipment, playgrounds, food banks, libraries, recreation centres and community gardens.

View 2015 FCC AgriSpirit Fund Projects >>

Who’s eligible

  • registered charities with Canada Revenue Agency
  • non-profit organizations that will partner with a municipal body, territorial or provincial government who agree to receive the money contributed and issue a receipt in your name
  • a municipal body (a municipal body can include a town, city under 150,000 people, a rural municipality or a First Nations band)

Your project must

  • enhance the quality of life for people in rural communities under 150,000 people
  • recognize FCC’s contribution
  • be completed within two years of receiving AgriSpirit funding
  • be a capital project (equipment, building funds, etc.)

View full eligibility guidelines >>

How to apply

The application form is only available online from March 14 – April 18, 2016. 

For more information about the FCC AgriSpirit Fund, view our FAQ section. For any other questions, 
email us
.

Organizations we consider for funding

  • registered charities with Canada Revenue Agency
  • non-profit organizations that will partner with a municipal body, territorial or provincial government who agree to receive the money contributed and issue a receipt in your name.
  • a municipal body (a municipal body can include a town, city under 150,000 people, a rural municipality or a First Nations band)

Programs we support

  • enhance the quality of life for people in rural communities across Canada
  • be a capital project (equipment, building funds, etc.)
  • be completed within two years of receiving AgriSpirit funding
  • recognize FCC's contribution
  • are located in rural communities with less than 150,000 people

Organizations or programs we will not support

  • take place in cities over 150,000 people or are outside Canada
  • have received funding from the FCC AgriSpirit Fund in the past four years
  • contribute to operating budgets or debt reduction campaigns
  • raise funds for a charity through private foundations or third parties (Lion’s Club, Rotary Club, Knights of Columbus, etc.) unless funds are directed to a specific capital project for which FCC receives recognition for the donation
  • support individual endeavours
  • benefits members of a particular religion, political party or social organization whose primary focus is advocating a particular religious, social, moral, political or economic point of view.
  • benefit private schools
  • adversely impact the environment
  • where the directing mind of that organization is an elected Federal Official

Additional information

  • only online applications will be evaluated
  • preference may be given to organizations that have a focus on agriculture
  • FCC employees and their immediate family members are not eligible to complete the application for the FCC AgriSpirit Fund
  • selected organizations must sign a letter of agreement with FCC and show documentation of project completion

For more information, email us.

FCC AgriSpirit Projects - 2015

British Columbia

# Organization Amount Project

1

North Thompson Fall Fair & Rodeo Association $25,000 Finish the North Thompson Agriplex
2 Bulkley Valley Soccer Society   $20,000 Redevelop a complex of three soccer fields in Smithers and Bulkley Valley
3 Lake Country Food Assistance Society $10,000 Construct a building for the food bank 

Alberta

# Organization Amount Project

1

Falher and Area Beautification and Leisure Activities Society (FABuLAS) $25,000
Build a public playground park
2 Lakeland Safety Services Association $20,000 Purchase a rapid response vehicle
3 Leslieville Community $20,000  Rebuild the outdoor skating rink
4 Mackenzie Applied Research Association $20,000  Purchase a small plot combine harvester for non-profit agriculture research
5 Village of Breton $20,000  Build a new community centre
6 Westlock Rural Fire Department $20,000  Complete construction of an emergency response truck
7 Strathmore & District Agricultural Society Outdoor Rink Committee $15,000  Build a multiuse, year round outdoor rink
8 Cassils Community Centre $10,000  Build a new community hall
9 Canyon Community Association $10,000  Build a 1,200 sq. ft. pavilion
10 Town of Irma $10,000  Purchase a fire truck
11 City of Medicine Hat Emergency Social Services $5,000  Purchase an emergency social services trailer for residents of Medicine Hat, Redcliff and Cypress County
12 Paradise Hill Community Centre Inc. $5,000  Construct a multi-use community centre
13 Raymond Fire Department Society $5,000  Purchase fire equipment
14 Village of Barons $5,000  Purchase an emergency quick response vehicle
15 Wainwright Buffalo national Park Interpretive Centre Foundation $5,000  Complete the building renovations

Saskatchewan

# Organization Amount Project

1

Assiniboine Valley Health and Wellness Foundation $25,000 Build a medical clinic 
2 Craik and District Fire Department $15,000  Purchase a fire truck
3 North East Outreach and Support Services Inc. $15,000  Develop a domestic violence shelter for women and children
4 Town of Moosomin $15,000  Construct a Leisure centre with an emphasis on winter activity
5 Davidson EMS $10,000  Purchase a zero lift, zero load system for ambulance service
6 Kerrobert volunteer fire / rescue  $10,000  Purchase a ATV and trailer for rural fire / rescue 
7 Moose Jaw Health Foundation $10,000  Purchase new equipment
8 Town of Vonda $10,000  Build a new fire hall
9 Buckland Fire and Rescue $5,000  Purchase a rapid response fire truck
10 Great Sandhills Historical Society Inc $5,000  Replace the museum roof
11 Oungre Memorial Regional Park (Souris Valley Communiplex) $5,000  Put concrete for the rink floor
12 Town of Cudworth $5,000  Renovate and upgrade the outdoor pool facility

Manitoba

# Organization Amount Project

1

RM of Grey Fire Dept
$15,000 Build a new fire hall in Elm Creek
2 The Salvation Army Community and Family Services - Neepawa $15,000  Purchase and relocate into a new building
3 Morden Fire & Rescue $10,000  Assist in further development of the fire training site
4 Municipality of North Norfolk $10,000  Replace skate safe flooring in the facility
5 Springfield Seniors Non-Profit Housing Co-op Ltd. $10,000  Fund a photographic agricultural historical display and a community room kitchen
6 Town of Beausejour  $5,000  Purchase and install electronic community reader board sign

Ontario

# Organization Amount Project

1

Emily Trudeau Memorial Splash Pad Task Force $25,000 Build a splash pad
2 Hastings Prince Edward Mutual Aid Training Tower Committee $25,000  Build a classroom & fire truck storage facility
3 Perth East Fire Department $20,000  Equip a new aerial fire truck
4 Caledonia Lions Hall Committee $16,000  Furnish and equip a new community centre
5 Chatham-Kent Hospice $15,000  Purchase furniture and equipment for a new residential hospice
6 Howick Agricultural Society $15,000  Purchase new furniture and refurnish part of the facility
7 Ingersoll Fire & Emergency Services $15,000  Build a live fire training facility
8 Moore Agricultural Society $15,000  Purchase and install a stand-alone emergency power unit (generator)
9 Thorndale Agricultural Society $15,000  Purchase fold and go bleachers to be used by several fairs in the area
10 Delhi Community Health Centre $10,000  Build a landscaped accessible parking lot
11 Mitchell and District Agricultural Society $10,000  Upgrade the facility through the provision of fully accessible washrooms and bar/kitchenette
12 North Perth Daycare $10,000  Build a new childcare centre
13 Hagersville Lions Club $9,000  Assist in financing for construction of a zero depth splash pad in Hagersville Park
14 Brander Park Splash Pad Project $5,000  Build a splash pad in an existing municipal park
15 Erin Agricultural Society $5,000  Purchase event deck floor covering
16 Kiwanis Club of Ridgetown $5,000  Construct a community splash pad
17 Minden Food Bank $5,000  Build a covered ramp
18 Walkerton Fire Department $5,000  Purchase a rescue UTV

Quebec

# Organization Amount Project

1

Municipalité de Ste-Brigitte-des-Saults $25,000 Renovate the community centre
2 Mountain Township Agricultural Society  $25,000  Renovate hall, kitchen and flooring
3 Comité Loisirs et sports d'Armagh $20,000  Construct a water park
4 Loisirs Saint-Sylvère $20,000  Construct a water park
5 Maison des Arts $20,000  Renovate exterior of the building
6 Régie Intermunicipale d'incendie des 3 Monts $20,000  Purchase fire equipment
7 Service Incendie de Bedford  $20,000  Purchase equipment for new fire truck
8 Centre Communautaire de Ferme-Neuve $15,000  Purchase walk-in fridge for community centre
9 Association de la Route Gourmande du Témiscamingue $12,000  Build a building for the public market 
10 Corporation of the Town of Thessalon $12,000  Renovate a building to accommodate the medical centre
11 Club de  Loisirs du Lac-du-Cerf Inc. $10,000  Purchase sound and electrical equipment
12 Coop Solidarité-Santé Hemmingford et région $10,000  Renovate building to house a medical center exam room and office
13 École Gendreau, commission scolaire des Hauts-Cantons $10,000  Purchase playground equipment
14 Comité des Loisirs de Sainte-Thérèse-de-la-Gatineau $6,000  Purchase playground equipment
15 École primaire des Trois-Cantons $5,000  Purchase playground equipment

Newfoundland and Labrador

# Organization Amount Project

1

Burnt Islands Recreation Commission $15,000 Purchase playground equipment
2 Hermitage -Sandyville Fire Fighters Foundation $10,000 Purchase fire equipment

Prince Edward Island

# Organization Amount Project

1

Farm Centre Association $20,000 Upgrade indoor meeting and convention facilities

New Brunswick

# Organization Amount Project

1

Village de Memramcook $25,000 Purchase a new fire truck

Nova Scotia

# Organization Amount Project

1

Newport & District Rink $20,000 Rebuild rural community rink

FCC AgriSpirit Projects - 2014

British Columbia

# Organization Amount Project

1

District of Kent (Agassiz)

$25,000

Purchase community recreation equipment for the newly expanded facility

2

Sardis Secondary School (Chilliwack)

$20,000

Build an outdoor agriculture learning center and acquire equipment

3

Kent-Harrison Joint Emergency Program (Agassiz)

$10,000

Purchase a portable back up emergency communications system

Alberta

# Organization Amount Project

1

Field of Dreams Stampede Committee (Le Crete)

$20,000

Replace existing bleachers and add roof

2

Sturgeon Agriplex Society

$19,000

Complete kitchen, meeting room and washrooms facilities

3

Trochu Fire Department

$15,000

Equip a wild land fire/ bush response truck

4

Rehoboth (Coaldale)

$15,000

Provide a therapeutic park for residents and the community

5

Vulcan Regional Food Bank Society

$15,000

Renovate/repurpose a building

6

Rycroft Arena Fundraising Board

$10,000

Renovate the arena

7

Pioneer Threshermen’s Association (High Prairie)

$10,000

Build a new community hall

8

Athabasca Good Samaritan Ministries Association

$10,000

Build additional food storage for food bank

9

Munson Community Hall

$10,000

Complete new community centre kitchen and stage

10

Dewberry and District Agricultural Society

$10,000

Build new ice hockey arena

11

Holden Fire and Rescue Department

$10,000

Purchase breathing air compressor

12

High Country Sports Facility Fundraising Society (Priddis)

$10,000

Purchase furnishings and fixtures inside the building

13

Arbutus Community Centre (Rocky Mountain House)

$10,000

Renovate community hall

14

The Ripple Connection Support Centre (Barrhead)

$6,000

Purchase kitchen and garden equipment

15

Foremost and District Minor Hockey Association

$5,000

Upgrade dressing rooms, lobby and bathrooms

16

Armena Athletic Association

$5,000

Build an addition to the existing structure

17

Town of Bonnyville

$5,000

Build picnic area and Gazebo shelter at the spray park

Saskatchewan

# Organization Amount Project

1

Kerrobert Agricultural Society

$25,000

Build a multi-use regional facility

2

Bjorkdale Skating Rink

$25,000

Re-roof the staking rink

3

Kipling District Health Foundation

$15,000

Furnish the long-term care centre

4

Town of Hague

$15,000

Purchase fire equipment

5

Limerick and District Fire Association

$10,000

Purchase a fire truck

6

Village of Leoville

$10,000

Purchase firefighter protective equipment

7

Balcarres Rink Board

$10,000

Build two new dressing rooms

8

Heartland Health Region (Eston)

$10,000

Purchase a new monitor

9

Town of Rockglen

$5,000

Purchase a new compressor for skating rink

10

Broadview Curling Rink

$5,000

Install a new tin roof

11

Fund the Floor at Walter W. Brown School (Langham)

$5,000

Upgrade an old gymnasium facility

12

Outlook Daycare Project Inc.

$5,000

Construct a licensed daycare facility

Manitoba

# Organization Amount Project

1

Hearthstone Community Group (Selkirk)

$16,000

Renovate a newly purchased building into a day program space

2

Minnedosa Minor Baseball

$15,000

Renovate an existing baseball diamond

3

Kelwood Parks Project

$15,000

Build a natural playground

4

Wawanesa and District Fire Department

$10,000

Purchase a new fire truck

5

Starbuck Community Hall

$10,000

Replace flooring in the community hall kitchen, bar area and washrooms

6

Anna's House (Steinbach)

$9,000

Renovate a community family resource centre

 

Ontario

# Organization Amount Project

1

Huron Park Secondary School (Woodstock)

$25,000

Improve the athletic facility at Huron Park Secondary School

2

Lambton Children's Safety Village (Sarnia)

$20,000

Build a children’s safety village

3

West Niagara Agricultural Society (Grassie)

$20,000

Purchase equipment and furnishings for the agricultural hall

4

Municipality of North Perth (Listowel)

$20,000

Build a new arena and community meeting space

5

Glencoe Agricultural Society

$20,000

Replace heating and cooling units

6

Southwestern Ontario Gleaners (Leamington)

$15,000

Purchase an electric fork lift

7

Burford Fairgrounds Fence Replacement Program

$15,000

Upgrade fencing at fairgrounds

8

Woolwich Recreational Facilities Foundation (Elmira)

$15,000

Build outdoor skateboard park

9

Markdale Agricultural Society

$15,000

Replace an announcer booth for the show ring and install bleachers for event audiences

10

Optimist Club of East Williams (Alisa Craig)

$15,000

Purchase small ice resurfacing machine to maintain the ice

11

Friends of the Utopia Mill and Park

$14,700

Create a commercial community kitchen

12

North Lanark Agricultural Society (Almonte)

$13,000

Repair the roof and balcony and replace the siding on the front exterior walls of the ag hall

13

St. Lawrence District Medical Centre (Lansdowne)

$12,650

Expand and modernize a rural community primary health care facility

14

Manitoulin Family Resources (Mindemoya)

$12,000

Build a modern facility to provide emergency food assistance to those in need

15

L.K.C.S. Booster Club (Dresden)

$10,000

Improve the existing L-K sports field

16

Huron County Junior Farmers (Edgemondville)

$10,000

Construct a playground

17

LOFT Community Services (Toronto)

$10,000

Provide supportive housing for at-risk and homeless seniors

18

Hospice Prince Edward (Picton)

$7,650

Create a serenity garden and children’s natural play area

19

Pelham Cares Inc. (Fonthill)

$5,000

Upgrade lighting in food storage, sorting and distribution area

20

Royal Canadian Legion Br. 102 (Walkerton)

$5,000

Purchase heavy-duty carts and peg boards to assist in the display of historical military artifacts

21

Milverton Public School

$5,000

Build a new playground

22

Port Perry Hospital Foundation

$5,000

Bring inpatient wing (built in 1967) up to current safety and accessibility standards

23

Crysler Community Centre

$5,000

Build an outdoor covered community ice rink and gathering place

24

Renovation de parc sportif de Casselman

$5,000

Upgrade the sports centre

Quebec

# Organization Amount Project

1

CASA Sophia (Comité d'action et de stratégie pour l'avenir CASA SOPHIA) (Sainte-Sophie-d’Halifax)

$25,000

Renovate a building into a community centre

2

Collège de Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière

$25,000

Construct a community gym

3

École St-Antoine (Sherbrooke)

$20,000

Renovate and upgrade the school playground

4

Société Agriculture de Richelieu (Sorel-Tracy)

$20,000

Upgrade the Equestrian Therapeutic Centre

5

Résidence Le Monarque (Plaisance)

$15,000

Purchase hospital beds and tables

6

Municipalité du canton de Saint-Camille

$15,000

Renovate a building into a community centre

7

Centre d'Entraide d'Argenteuil (Lachute)

$10,000

Renovate the community kitchen

8

Carrefour jeunesse Desjardins (Rivière-Rouge)

$10,000

Renovate and upgrade the outdoor rink

9

Service Incendie Sainte-Marthe

$10,000

Purchase a fire truck

10

Municipalité de Saint-David

$10,000

Renovate the school gym

11

École Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours

$5,000

Purchase playground equipment

Prince Edward Island

# Organization Amount Project

1

O'Leary Community Health Foundation Inc.

$25,000

Purchase a new diagnostic image machine

2

Lennox Island First Nations Cultural Centre

$15,000

Create a community cultural garden with food sustainability potential

New Brunswick

# Organization Amount Project

1

Perth-Andover Recreation Commission

$25,000

Make improvements to leaking roof, doors and flooring

2

Support People of Today (S.P.O.T.) Charitable Services Inc. (Petitcodiac)

$10,000

Construct new building to replace food bank and clothing depot

Nova Scotia

# Organization Amount Project

1

Cape Breton Farmers' Market Cooperative Limited (Coxheath)

$5,000

Build a permanent home for the year-round Cape Breton Farmers' Market

FCC AgriSpirit Projects - 2013

British Columbia

# Organization Amount Project
1 The Salvation Army Chilliwack $10,000 towards the purchase of a three ton reefer truck with ergonomic tailgate
2 Abbotsford Farm and Country Market Society $20,000 to build a shelter for the market
3 Chilliwack and District Agricultural Society $10,000 to purchase tents, tables and storage space
4 The Salmon Arm and Shuswap Lake Agricultural Association $25,000 towards a multi-purpose pole barn
5 South Cariboo Agri-Culture Enterprise Centre Society $10,000 to purchase equipment to furnish “The Social Media Centre”
6 Roe Lake and District Recreation Commission $5,000 to purchase and install a commercial stove and fryer

Alberta

# Organization Amount Project
1 Nanton Ag Society $15,000 to build horse stalls and improve the livestock handling facility
2 Town of Cardston $15,000 to renovate and expand the Cardston outdoor swimming pool
3 Town of Taber $10,000 to renovate the community swimming pool
4 Town of Bentley $20,000 towards the construction of a new district fire hall
5 Airdrie Rodeo Ranch Association $20,000 to increase the number of livestock handling pens
6 Clandonald Agriculture Society $18,000 for renovations to the arena
7 Killam and District Agriculture Society $12,000 for renovations to the Killam Agriplex
8 Village of Innisfree Library $10,000 for upgrades to provide an accessible entrance to the library
9 Parkland Food Bank Society $10,000 to complete an addition to the building along with the purchase of equipment
10 Wetaskiwin Memorial Fund Society $5,000 towards building a community aquatic and fitness facility
11 Colinton Fire/Rescue Society $25,000 to purchase a new rescue truck for the fire service
12 Teepee Creek Stampede Association  $20,000 towards building the Teepee Creek Agricultural Events Centre
13 Savanna Agricultural Society $15,000 towards building a new community facility which includes a hall, meeting room, dressing rooms and kitchen
14 Peace River Curling Club $5,000 to replace the ice plant

Saskatchewan

# Organization Amount Project
1 Jean Louis Legare Regional Park Authority $10,000 to renovate the curling rink
2 R.M. of Excel $10,000 to purchase a fire truck
3 Town of Ogema $10,000 for upgrades to the community centre
4 Val Marie Community Hall $15,000 for renovations to the community hall
5 ABC Family Centre Inc. $20,000 to construct an outdoor play space
6 R.M. of Frontier $5,000 to purchase an air compressor for the fire department
7 Village of Invermay $12,000 towards the purchase of a compressor for the fire department
8 Lemberg Rink Board and Town of Lemberg $15,000 towards rebuilding the skating rink
9 Porcupine Plain and District Fire Protection Board $8,000 to purchase an emergency rescue unit
10 Village of Zenon Park $5,000 towards repairs of the fire hall and the purchase of equipment
11 Town of Aberdeen $10,000 towards roof renovations to the Equestrian Centre
12 Perdue Agricultural Society $10,000 towards improvements to the livestock facilities
13 Town of Wakaw $10,000 towards building a new accessible entrance, lift and accessible washrooms
14 Big River and District Fire Department $5,000 towards construction of an addition to the fire hall
15 Town of Cudworth $5,000 to purchase an ice resurfacer for the curling rink
16 The Town of Mossbank $10,000 to build a spray park

Manitoba

# Organization Amount Project
1 Neepawa and District Centennial Project Committee Inc. $10,000 to complete upgrades to the hall roof
2 Reston and Area Daycare Inc. $10,000 to establish a licensed childcare centre
3 Village of Waskada $5,000 towards the construction of a new recreation facility
4 Roblin Shell River Hillsburg Recreation Commission  $5,000 to complete accessible upgrades the arena washroom
5 Erickson and District Fire Department $5,000 to retro fit an army truck for use in rural firefighting capacities
6 Rapid City Emergency Services $5,000 to purchase a fire truck-tanker
7 Carman Collegiate, Prairie Rose School Division $10,000 to renovate the community theatre
8 Mitchell Middle School Playground Committee  $15,000 to purchase a play structure for the playground
9 Centre culturel et Communautaire de Sainte-Agathe $7,500 for upgrades to the community centre
10 Garderie de Bambins Co-op Inc. $7,500 to build a new daycare centre

Ontario

# Organization Amount Project
1 Carp Agricultural Society $10,000 towards building a modern commercial kitchen for the Agriculture Hall at the Carp Fairgrounds
2 La Corporation du canton d’Alfred et Plantagenet $5,000 towards building a new library branch
3 Laird Fairgrounds/Laird Township $5,000 for repairs to the horse barns
4 Town of Springwater $15,000 towards building a new agricultural events and culture space in the community of Elmvale
5 Oro Agricultural Society $5,000 to build bleachers and signage on the fairgrounds
6 Municipality of Centre Hastings/Kiwanis Club of Madoc $10,000 to renovate the parking, washrooms, boat launch and pier
7 The Bridge Hospice $10,000 to make accessibility improvements
8 Duart Community Hall Committee $10,000 for community hall renovations
9 Woodslee Community Association $25,000 to renovate part of the community school into a new community centre
10 Florence and Sydenham District Optimist Club and Township of Dawn-Euphemia $5,000 to create a landscaped seating, picnic and walkway area around the playground
11 Town of Lincoln $15,000 towards building a community centre
12 Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library $10,000 to expand a community garden including a walking path and gazebo
13 Community Care of West Niagara $5,000 towards upgrades to the food bank facilities
14 Nutrition for Learning $5,000 towards renovations to the kitchen
15 The Hope Centre $5,000 towards the purchase of a new van
16 Mornington Central School $10,000 towards updating the school’s playground equipment for students and the surrounding community
17 Elmwood Community Centre $10,000 to provide media and equipment upgrades to the community centre
18 Damascus Community Centre $10,000 towards renovations to the community centre
19 Centre Grey Lions and the Municipality of Grey Highlands $10,000 towards an accessible playground
20 United Way of Perth-Huron $20,000 towards the purchase of a refrigerated truck
21 Mount Brydges Lions Club $7,500 towards the building of a splash pad
22 Stratford and Perth Country Community Foundation $7,500 to update the functionality of a meeting and resource space
23 Huron Business Development Corporation $5,000 towards increasing the cold storage capacity of the Food Box program
24 Woodstock Badminton Club $15,000 to complete safety renovations the facility
25 The Lions Club of Paris and the Municipality of Brant $15,000 to provide accessible doors at the Pairs Community Pool and extend the Nith River Trail
26 Woodstock and District Developmental Services $10,000 for renovations to accommodate the Garden Fresh Box program

Québec

# Organization Amount Project
1 Waterfront Revitalization Committee $10,000 towards building a new community centre
2 Le Grenier des Collins $10,000 to build a kitchen within the food bank
3 Société d'Agriculture du comté de Brome $15,000 for upgrades to the dairy milking centre
4 Moisson Lanaudière $6,000 for upgrades to their forklift equipment
5 Ludolettre $10,000 towards construction of a new building
6 École Hamelin $9,000 towards the development of a community park
7 FADOQ Tournesol de Laurier-Station $18,000 towards building a service building within the park
8 Municipalité de Saint-Ambroise $12,000 for upgrades to the tennis courts
9 Aréna J-C Perreault $10,000 to replace benches and stands
10 Coup de Pouce alimentaire de Val-des-Lacs $12,000 towards the development of a food bank
11 École Plein-Soleil $10,000 towards playground equipment
12 Moisson Laurentides $10,000 for upgrades to the food preparation area
13 Centre d'interprétation du milieu écologique du Haut-Richelieu $8,000 towards construction of a tool shed and building renovations

Newfoundland and Labrador

# Organization Amount Project
1 Trinity Historical Society Inc. $10,000 towards building a community park
2 Village de Saint-Francois $5,000 towards the purchase of picnic tables, a shed, park items, a walking and biking path

Prince Edward Island

# Organization Amount Project
1 Prince Country Hospital Foundation $10,000 to purchase vital medical equipment

New Brunswick

# Organization Amount Project
1 Waterford Youth Centre Inc. $25,000 for renovations to the rink

Nova Scotia

# Organization Amount Project
1 Annapolis Valley Exhibition Society $10,000 to rebuild a section of the exhibition barn
2 Wood’s Harbour Community Centre Association $5,000 to renovate the Wood’s Harbour fire hall
3 Northumberland Fisheries Museum and Heritage Centre $5,000 towards the building of a new fisheries museum
4 Valley Minor Football Association $10,000 to improve the recreational facility

When will I be contacted regarding the status of my application?

Applicants will be contacted by email in August.

I’m having trouble submitting the online application. What should I do?

Email your name and contact information to agrispirit-agriesprit@fcc-fac.ca.

Why do some projects receive the full amount of funding requested and others only receive partial funding?

Some projects only require a partial amount because additional funding is secured from other sources.

The amount of funding is also relative to the number of eligible projects in a specific area. FCC may be unable to provide full funding for all successful projects in a particular region.

Sometimes the total cost of a project exceeds the maximum amount of funding available ($25,000). In this case, funding is often approved for smaller portions of larger projects. For example, funding might cover the cost to install flooring in a new community centre or supply medical equipment for a new community clinic.

I have applied for the FCC AgriSpirit Fund in previous years and my applications have not been successful. Why hasn't my project received funding?

Thank you for your applications. Each application is evaluated based on eligibility and is reviewed against other applications from your area. Projects are awarded funding based on their evaluation score.

Why are third-party fundraising groups ineligible to apply?

FCC prefers to provide funding directly to the charitable organization or beneficiary. Funding an organization that’s raising funds for another organization or charity does not provide a direct connection to the beneficiary.

Do we require a portion of funds raised on our own prior to applying for the AgriSpirit Fund?

No, you can be in the beginning stages of fundraising when you apply for funding or you can apply to FCC for the entire amount.

If we receive funding from FCC, do we need to match any portion of it?

No, organizations are not required to match any funding received from FCC.

We have numerous projects happening in our organization, can we apply for all of them? Do we do it separately?

Yes, organizations can apply for more than one project, just be sure to apply separately. It’s important to note that the projects will be competing against each other.

What is the role of a municipal partner and why do I need one?

There is no national registration for non-profit organizations so they must partner with their local municipal body to qualify for funding. If you’re selected for funding the cheque will be made payable to the municipal body c/o your project. You must then work with the municipal body to obtain the funds. The municipal body must also sign off on the contract we’ll provide you if you’re chosen for funding indicating they support your project.

As a municipal partner, can we partner with more than one organization and apply for our own projects too?

Yes, there’s no limit to the number of projects a municipal body can partner with. You can also apply for your own projects, but they will be competing against each other.

What is debt reduction?

FCC considers debt reduction to be re-payment of any expenses incurred prior to receiving funding from FCC which typically occurs in the fall. When you apply for funding, keep in mind the project or expenses must not be completed prior to receiving notification of funding or they will be ineligible for funding.

Where can I find more information about the FCC AgriSpirit Fund?

Email us