FCC AgriSpirit Fund taking applications until March 31

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Farm Credit Canada is now accepting applications for the FCC AgriSpirit Fund until March 31. The fund will award $1.5 million in grants (ranging from $5,000 to $25,000) to rural community groups for community improvement initiatives.

Over the past 17 years, grants have been given, for example, for refrigeration and equipment to support food waste reduction and recovery; construction of or upgrades to community buildings; firefighting and rescue equipment; play structures and recreation areas; and renovations or upgrades that reduce a building’s energy footprint.

Since 2004, 1,356 capital projects in rural Canada have received $16.5 million in grants.

Registered charities, municipalities and non-profit organizations interested in funding can visit www.fccagrispiritfund.ca for eligibility requirements, to apply online and to view past projects.

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