Farm Credit Canada announced they are giving $1.5 million to 86 community groups nationwide to support rural capital projects.
Through the FCC’s AgriSpirit Fund, 15 communities in Saskatchewan will receive over $246,000 to various community improvement initiatives that enrich the lives of residents in cities, towns or Indigenous communities with fewer than 150,000 people.
This includes the Town of Fort Qu’Apelle, whose Community Outreach Management Centre received $13,000 to purchase refrigeration, cooking, and food preservation equipment. The Melville & District Agri-Park Association, which received $15,500 to upgrade to LED lighting at the admin building, indoor arena, and barn.
Kahkewistahaw First Nation, near Broadview, received $25-thousand to install raised garden boxes to provide fresh produce and promote gardening in the community. Kinistin Saulteaux Nation, near Tisdale, got $24-thousand to create a greenhouse and gardens to provide year-round fresh produce to residents.
Over the past 20 years, the FCC AgriSpirit Fund has supported 1,615 projects, an investment of $21 million.
A list of all Saskatchewan communities that got FCC funding is below.
|Avonlea Memorial Rink||Avonlea||$19,000||Upgrade the ice plant in the rink at the recreation center.|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saskatoon and Area Inc.||North Battleford||$12,500||Make energy efficient upgrades and install a new restroom in the youth programming space.|
|Flying Dust First Nation||Meadow Lake||$20,000||Create a butcher shop and food processing facility to provide food to the community.|
|Fort Qu’Appelle Community Outreach Management Centre Ltd.||Fort Qu’Appelle||$13,000||Purchase refrigeration, cooking, and food preservation equipment for the Community Outreach Kitchen to provide food and nutrition programming.|
|Kahkewistahaw First Nation||Broadview||$25,000||Install raised garden boxes to provide fresh produce and promote gardening in the community.|
|Kinistin Saulteaux Nation 91||Tisdale||$24,000||Create a greenhouse and gardens to provide year-round fresh produce to community members.|
|Melville & District Agri-Park Association Inc.||Melville||$15,500||Upgrade to LED lighting at the admin building, indoor arena, and barn.|
|Northern Village of Beauval||Beauval||$5,000||Rejuvenate the community garden and install irrigation to provide fresh produce to the community.|
|Ruthilda Metis Local #105||Biggar||$20,000||Upgrade the roof, exit lighting, fire extinguishers and kitchen at Springwater Hall.|
|South East HealthAbility Society Inc||Moosomin||$20,000||Build a community fridge and cupboard for community members to access food and reduce food waste.|
|Star Blanket Cree Nation||Balcarres||$20,000||Purchase a compost system and refrigeration unit to provide fresh food to the community.|
|Town of Eston||Eston||$7,500||Upgrade the heating system in the community centre’s dressing rooms.|
|Village of Borden||Borden||$15,000||Upgrade to LED lighting at the community centre.|
|Village of Gainsborough||Gainsborough||$22,000||Make energy efficient upgrades and install a new restroom in the fire hall.|
|Village of Waldeck||Waldeck||$5,000||Purchase and install a new furnace for the community recreational hall.|
|Weyburn Wheatland Senior Centre Inc.||Weyburn||$23,000||Install energy efficient air conditioning units in the senior’s centre.|