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Farm Credit Canada invites rural community groups to apply to its AgriSpirit Fund
May 8, 2013

FCC will give a total of $1 million in funding to rural community groups across Canada for capital projects. Registered charities and non-profit organizations interested in funding this year are encouraged to visit for eligibility requirements and to apply online.

“FCC is pleased to mark this anniversary,” says Kellie Garrett, FCC Senior Vice-President, Strategy, Knowledge and Reputation. “For 10 years, it has been a privilege to contribute to the enhancement of rural communities. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with various community groups through the FCC AgriSpirit Fund.”

Projects considered for funding must meet specific criteria and be completed before December 31, 2015. This year’s application period runs from May 7 to June 18, 2013. FCC will announce the selected projects in December 2013. A list of previously funded projects can be found at

The FCC AgriSpirit Fund awards rural community groups between $5,000 and $25,000 for community enhancement initiatives. From purchasing equipment for emergency services and recreation centres to building care homes and playgrounds, funding supports key projects that enhance the community. All projects are based in communities with populations lower than 100,000.

In 2012, FCC received 1,079 applications for AgriSpirit funding and gave $1 million to 90 community groups across Canada – a strong indication that rural Canadians are passionate about community enhancement.

“Through the FCC AgriSpirit Fund, FCC has supported projects in the communities where our customers and employees live and work,” Garrett says. “Volunteerism is important at FCC. We are always encouraged and inspired by those who are making a difference in rural communities.”

Source: Ontario Farmer

FCC Links to AgriSpirit Information
FCC AgriSpirit Fund Eligibility Guidelines
AgriSpirit Fund projects2012
AgriSpirit Fund Questions&Answers



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