Grants available for minority language groups

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Farm Credit Canada is again donating $50,000 from the FCC Expression Fund to encourage the use of Canada’s official languages in communities across the country.

Successful projects receive between $2,000 and $10,000 to fund initiatives that could include community centres, libraries, daycare centres, art galleries, and projects such as workshops and festivals.

Community and volunteer groups in English and French linguistic minority communities are encouraged to view the eligibility criteria and apply online at the FCC website. Applications will be accepted until Dec. 31 from organizations that are a registered charity or registered non-profit.

No Alberta organizations received grants last year. But the Centre d’appui à la famille et à l’enfance Nord-Ouest in Falher was awarded a grant two years ago for its arts, sports, and culture festival. And the Association canadienne-française de l’Alberta régionale de Saint-Paul received a grant three years ago for renovations to its community hall.

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