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FCC contributes $1 million to 78 community projects across Canada

by ahnationtalk on August 29, 20161075 Views

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FCC contributes $1 million to 78 community projects across Canada

Aug 29, 2016

Regina, Saskatchewan   Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is giving $1 million through its FCC AgriSpirit Fund to 78 community groups across Canada to support rural capital projects.

“At FCC, we are passionate about giving back to the communities where our customers and employees live and work,” said Sophie Perreault, FCC executive vice-president and chief operating officer. “The FCC AgriSpirit Fund is another opportunity for us to partner with organizations that are doing great things in their communities. Congratulations to all the recipients.”

The FCC AgriSpirit Fund awards between $5,000 and $25,000 for community improvement projects, such as hospitals and medical centres, childcare facilities, fire and rescue equipment, playgrounds, food banks, libraries, recreation centres, and community gardens.

Nationally, 1,013 applications were received this year which clearly indicates how invested rural Canadians are in their communities. Over the past 13 years, the FCC AgriSpirit Fund has supported over 1,000 projects, an investment of more than $10.5 million.

A complete national listing of selected projects can be found at www.fccagrispiritfund.ca.

The next application period opens in spring 2017. Registered charities and non-profit organizations interested in funding can visit www.fccagrispiritfund.ca for eligibility requirements and to apply online.

FCC is Canada’s leading agriculture lender, with a healthy loan portfolio of more than $28 billion. Our employees are dedicated to the future of Canadian agriculture and its role in feeding an ever-growing world. We provide flexible, competitively priced financing, management software, information and knowledge specifically designed for the agriculture and agri-food industry. Our profits are reinvested back into agriculture and the communities where our customers and employees live and work. Visit fcc.ca or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and on Twitter @FCCagriculture.

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For more information, photos or interviews, contact:

Éva Larouche
Corporate Communication
Farm Credit Canada
1-888-780-6647
eva.larouche@fcc.ca

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