AgriSpirit Fund supports community initiatives

The M.D. of Wainwright, Holden Agricultural Society and the Hussar Rural Fire Association all received monies from Farm Credit Canada (FCC) for projects in their communities.

The M.D. of Wainwright received $25,000 of the purchase of a water tanker truck for the Irma Fire & Rescue Department and Hussar Rural Fire Association will receive $20,000 to purchase a new motor vehicle rescue tools.

Holden Agricultural Society will receive $20,000 to renovate the arena. FCC is giving a total of $1.5 million through its FCC AgriSpirit Fund to 84 community groups across Canada to support rural capital projects.

Seventeen communities in Alberta received monies ranging from $25,000 to $5,000.

Over the past 15 years, the FCC AgriSpirit Fund has supported 1,170 projects, an investment of more than $13.5 million.

The next application period opens in the spring of 2019. Registered charities, municipalities and non-profit organization interested in funding can visit www.fccagrispiritfund.ca for eligibility requirements, to apply online and view past projects.

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