April 7, 2008, Guelph, Ont. –
Rural community groups across Canada will receive $500,000 in total for
local capital projects, courtesy of Farm Credit Canada’s (FCC)
April 7, 2008, Guelph, Ont. – Rural community groups across Canada will receive $500,000 in total for local capital projects, courtesy of Farm Credit Canada’s (FCC) AgriSpirit fund.
The FCC AgriSpirit fund was established in 2004 and has enhanced the quality of life in 130 Canadian communities with populations fewer than 100,000.
“We’re proud of the work made possible through our AgriSpirit fund,” said Barry Smith, FCC vice-president of Western Ontario operations. “Judging by the number of applications we received this year, there’s a definite need in rural communities for help with projects such as recreation centres, care homes, playground facilities and many others.”
Across Canada, 58 projects were chosen to receive AgriSpirit funding this year. These projects include: Leamington District Memorial Hospital Foundation, Taxandria Soccer Club, Vittoria and District Foundation, Dr. Russell M. Hall Family Health Centre, Hickson Central Public School Outdoor Playground Committee, Orangeville Agricultural Society, Kinmount Agricultural Society, Port Perry Hospital Foundation, HealthKick Huron, Stratford General Hospital Foundation, Mildmay Doctor Recruitment and Retention Committee, Cargill and District Community Fund, Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre, Friends of the South Mountain Library and Armour, Ryerson and Burk’s Falls Memorial Arena/Community Centre. Please see the attached backgrounder for more information on specific projects.
While this year’s projects have been chosen, interested community groups will have another opportunity to access the FCC AgriSpirit fund. Applications will be accepted for 2008 from May 1 to June 16. Visit www.AgriSpirit.ca for eligibility requirements and more information.
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