Applications from registered charities and non-profit organizations in rural Canada are now being accepted for the FCC AgriSpirit Fund. The fund will award $1.5 million in funding this year. The application deadline is March 29.
Rural community groups can view the eligibility requirements, past projects and apply online by visiting ‘FCC AgriSpirit Fund’ on the Farm Credit Canada website.
For the past 15 years, the fund has awarded community groups grants ranging from $5,000 to $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 its inception in 2004, the FCC AgriSpirit Fund has given $10.5 million to more than 1,000 projects in rural Canada.