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Community groups including Provincial Ex of MB sharing FCC grant money

By: Q Country/Star FM News
Posted: October 19, 2021 08:48

Farm Credit Canada awarding $1.5-million through AgriSpirit Fund

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Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is giving $1.5 million through its FCC AgriSpirit Fund to 88 community groups across Canada to support rural capital projects.

In Westman, the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba in Brandon gets $20,000 to paint the exterior of the Dome Building. Glenboro’s ag society picked up $25,000 to renovate the bathrooms at the community hall and the Killarney Turtle Mountain Arts council received $5,000 to create accessible entrances and to upgrade doors.

"The FCC AgriSpirit Fund supports projects that make positive changes in rural communities," said Sophie Perreault, FCC executive vice-president and chief operating officer. "Giving is not just about making a donation. It's about making a difference. We hope all the community groups that received funding will thrive and continue their good work in their communities for many more years to come."

Over the past 18 years, the FCC AgriSpirit Fund has supported 1,444 projects, an investment of $18 million.

The next application period opens March 1, 2022. Registered charities, municipalities and non-profit organizations interested in funding can visit www.fccagrispiritfund.ca for eligibility requirements, to apply online and view past projects.

FCC is Canada's leading agriculture and food lender. For more information, visit https://www.fcc-fac.ca/en.html



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