FCC AgriSpirit Fund now open for applications
April 1, 2022 By Jeff Cottrill
Regina, Saskatchewan, April 1, 2022 – Farm Credit Canada is now accepting applications from registered charities and non-profit organizations in rural Canada for the FCC AgriSpirit Fund. The fund will award $1.5 million in funding this year.
The application deadline is April 29, 2022 and FCC will announce the selected projects in September.
Rural community groups can view the eligibility requirements, past projects and apply online by visiting www.fccagrispiritfund.ca.
For the past 17 years, FCC has awarded rural community groups between $5,000 and $25,000 in FCC AgriSpirit funding for various community improvement initiatives. This year, the fund will once again support projects that enrich the lives of residents in cities, towns or Indigenous communities with fewer than 150,000 people.
Examples include refrigeration and equipment to support food waste reduction and recovery, construction of community buildings or improvements/upgrades that reduce a building’s energy footprint and various other agriculture and food-related initiatives in rural communities.
Since inception of the FCC AgriSpirit Fund in 2004, FCC has supported 1,444 capital projects in rural Canada totaling $18 million in donations.
About Farm Credit Canada
FCC is Canada’s leading agriculture and food lender, with a healthy loan portfolio of more than $44 billion. Our employees are dedicated to the future of Canadian agriculture and food. We provide flexible, competitively priced financing, AgExpert management software, information and knowledge specifically designed for the agriculture and food industry. As a self-sustaining Crown corporation, we provide an appropriate return to our shareholder, and reinvest our profits back into the industry and communities we serve. For more information, visit fcc.ca.