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Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is giving $1.5 million through its FCC AgriSpirit Fund to 92 community groups across Canada, including two from P.E.I., to support rural capital projects.
On the Island, O’Leary Community Sports Centre Inc. and South Shore Health and Wellness Inc. received $25,000 and $13,000, respectively.
The O’Leary community centre project includes renovating and upgrading the entrance and washrooms at the rink to make them wheelchair accessible.
The South Shore Health and Wellness project includes purchasing medical equipment, furniture and signage for a new health care facility.
This year, the FCC AgriSpirit Fund awarded between $5,000 and $25,000 for community improvement projects that enhance the lives of rural residents. Examples include capital expenditures on equipment purchase and installation, energy efficient building improvements and repairs and the purchase of rescue and fire equipment.
In Atlantic Canada, the following projects are receiving funding:
The next application period opens March 1, 2021. Registered charities, municipalities and non-profit organizations interested in funding can visit fccagrispiritfund.ca for eligibility requirements, to apply online and to view past projects.