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Wednesday, 31 August 2016 14:01

FCC contributes $1 million to 78 community projects across Canada

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EFarm Credit Canada (FCC) is giving $1 million through its FCC AgriSpirit Fund to 78 community groups across Canada to support rural capital projects.


“At FCC, we are passionate about giving back to the communities where our customers and employees live and work,” said Sophie Perreault, FCC executive vice-president and chief operating officer in an Aug. 29 announcement. “The FCC AgriSpirit Fund is another opportunity for us to partner with organizations that are doing great things in their communities. Congratulations to all the recipients.”
The FCC AgriSpirit Fund awards between $5,000 and $25,000 for community improvement projects, such as hospitals and medical centres, childcare facilities, fire and rescue equipment, playgrounds, food banks, libraries, recreation centres, and community gardens.
Nationally, 1,013 applications were received this year which clearly indicates how invested rural Canadians are in their communities. Over the past 13 years, the FCC AgriSpirit Fund has supported over 1,000 projects, an investment of more than $10.5 million.
A complete national listing of selected projects can be found at www.fccagrispiritfund.ca.
The next application period opens in spring 2017. Registered charities and non-profit organizations interested in funding can visit www.fccagrispiritfund.ca for eligibility requirements and to apply online.
There were no southwest Saskatchewan communities which received any funding this year but in southern Alberta, the Fort Macleod Kids First Family Centre received $15,000 to onstruct a new children and family centre; Friends of Coalhurst Elementary School Society received $10,000 to urchase accessible playground equipment and Sunnyside School was given $10,000 to assist in constructing a new playground.



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