Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is giving $1.5 million through its FCC AgriSpirit Fund to 86 community groups across Canada to support rural capital projects, including several greenhouse projects.
Elizabeth Métis Settlement
Purchase a high efficiency heat pump and expand the greenhouse to increase food storage capacity.
The Olive Tree Community Centre Inc.
Build a wheelchair accessible community garden and greenhouse.
Abegweit First Nation Mi'kmaq Wellness Center (AFNMWC) (PEI)
Purchase solar panels to heat the greenhouse and increase the growing season of the community garden.
Woodstock First Nation (NB)
Purchase upright freezers, ovens and kitchen cabinets for the community kitchen. Purchase a storage shed to support the community garden and greenhouse.
Cowichan Green Community Foundation
Install a new community building and greenhouse at the agricultural park and facility.
Quadra Island Conservancy and Stewardship Society (QICSS)
Create a nursery and greenhouse to provide fresh produce to the community.
Lac du Bonnet Community Garden
Outfit a greenhouse with solar panels, a washroom and a learning center.
Caldwell First Nation
Create a year-round food production greenhouse for the members of the Caldwell First Nation.
Mississauga First Nation
Purchase commercial appliances for the community greenhouse to preserve food and reduce food waste.
Wahnapitae First Nation
Create a greenhouse to extend the growing season for the community gardens.
Build a greenhouse and purchase gardening tools and equipment.
Solidarité citoyenne Portneuf
Purchase refrigeration and dehydration equipment to improve food safety and the layout of the greenhouses.
Kinistin Saulteaux Nation 91
Create a greenhouse and gardens to provide year-round fresh produce to community members.
This year, the FCC AgriSpirit Fund awarded between $5,000 and $25,000 to various community improvement initiatives that enrich the lives of residents in cities, towns, or Indigenous communities with fewer than 150,000 people.
“It’s amazing to realize the range of projects and organizations the FCC AgriSpirit Fund has been able to support over the last 20 years and the impact it has created,” said Sophie Perreault, FCC executive vice-president and chief operating officer. “We continue that legacy through great investments in our communities today.”
The next application period opens in the spring of 2024. Registered charities, non-profit groups, municipalities and First Nations, Métis or Inuit governments/communities interested in funding can visit fccagrispiritfund.ca for eligibility requirements, to apply online and view past projects.