Charlie Angus is encouraging northern farmers to learn more about the FCC Agrispirit Fund, which just started to accept applications. Through this initiative, the FCC will give a total of 1-million dollars in funding to rural community groups across Canada for capital projects.


This program offers rural farming communities an opportunity to receive funding for capital projects that they’ve been trying to get started. This is about giving farmers a little extra help when they need it.”


Angus often speaks to farmers, industry and the FCC to find different ways to increase the access of funding to the region of Timmins-JamesBay. 


“Farming is an integral part of the North’s regional economy and history. Programs like the Agrispirit fund are about ensuring that farming communities keep their feet under them, the industry grows and is sustainable moving forward. "  


The FCC’s Agrispirit fund has provided 7.5-million dollars to over 700 capital community projects since 2004. In 2013 alone it received 866 applications and financed over 93 winning applications. Projects to be considered must meet specific funding criteria and projects must be completed by December 31, 2016.


Farmers can get more information at https://www.fcc-fac.ca/en/about-fcc/media-newsroom/news-releases/2014/fcc-agrispirit-fund-applications-now-accepted.html . The deadline to apply is June 14th.