‘My hands to larger service:’ FCC supports 4-H clubs across Canada
$107,000 in funding will be used to support local club events and activities
By Kate Ayers
Farm Credit Canada’s (FCC’s) 4-H Club Fund donated $107,000 to 216 groups from coast to coast this year.
FCC’s contribution supports local club activities, as well as national and provincial 4-H initiatives. The 4-H Club Fund is a component of FCC’s commitment to contribute $1 million to the association over four years, according to a NetNewsLedger article on Monday.
“These contributions are quite significant because on a local level most of the clubs do a lot of the fundraising themselves. This FCC contribution make it that much easier for clubs across the country to get the support they need,” Jay Poulton, marketing and communication director for 4-H Canada, said to Farms.com today.
“Having this funding provided really opens the doors for these clubs to be able do the projects they want to.”
FCC’s Club Fund supports rural communities and helps bring agriculture to light, which is one of 4-H’s missions.
“The FCC 4-H Club Fund is part of our long-term investment in the future of agriculture,” Todd Klink, executive vice-president and chief marking offer at FCC, said in the article.
“Projects offered through 4-H Canada are aimed at developing the leadership, confidence and values young people will need to be successful in this vibrant and growing industry, as well as life outside of agriculture.”
FCC provides up to $500 for 4-H clubs, districts and regions across Canada. The donation can be put towards various projects or programs, including achievement days, field trips or workshops. The next application period for funding opens in August.
“We are grateful to our partner FCC for their incredible support of 4-H in Canada,” Shannon Benner, 4-H Canada CEO, said in the article.
“This generous partnership with FCC will ensure that 4-H at all levels has the tools it needs to continue helping to develop responsible, caring and contributing young leaders in communities across Canada.”
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