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Seven Manitoba projects supported

Staff / Seven rural Manitoba groups are among those receiving $80,000 through FCC’s AgriSpirit Fund next year. FCC is donating a total of $1 million to 90 rural community groups across Canada for various capital projects that will help improve quality of life for residents.

Now in its ninth year, the FCC AgriSpirit Fund awards rural community groups between $5,000 and $25,000 for community improvement projects such as recreation and community centres, libraries and emergency services training facilities. The fund supports much-needed projects and celebrates the people responsible for making a positive difference in the lives of those around them.

To receive funding, selected groups must meet specific criteria prior to implementing their projects, which must be finalized before December, 2014.

Nationally, 1,079 applications were received for FCC AgriSpirit funding, a clear indication that people in rural Canada are passionate about their communities, and are doing their part to ensure they continue to thrive, FCC says in a release.

The seven Manitoba recipients are: the City of Morden, Arborg-Bifrost Parks and Recreation Commission, Neepawa Theatre Cente Inc., Grandview School Parent Advisory Council, Baldur Community Development Association, Killarney Agricultural Society, and Hartney.

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