FCC giving out $1 million to community groups

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Rural community groups are invited to apply to the FCC AgriSpirit Fund.

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

Every year, the FCC AgriSpirit Fund awards rural community groups between $5,000 and $25,000 for community initiatives, ranging from purchasing equipment for emergency services and recreation centres to building care homes and playgrounds. All projects are based in communities with populations of less than 150,000.

Projects considered must meet specific criteria and be completed before Dec. 31, 2016. Applications can be made until June 14, with the winners announced in September. Last year, 866 community groups applied for funding, and 93 were successful.

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