Calgary – Monday June 8, 2020: While the world and our communities may be going through uncertain times, the UFA Rural Communities Foundation (RCF) would like to share a little certainty this upcoming Farmer’s Day.
Last year, the UFA Rural Communities Foundation announced a $500,000 commitment over five years to rural communities.
This Friday, on Farmer’s Day, the RCF is opening this year’s program to applications and encourages communities to apply for up to $100,000 for projects that enrich education, recreation and culture. “Farmer’s Day is a day to recognize farmers and their important work at home and in their communities. We know the importance of rural communities and with a $100,000 grant a year for five years, the foundation wants to ensure our farmers and rural communities remain strong,” said RCF board chair, Harvey Hagman.
The mandate of the foundation is to improve the sustainability of farmers and ranchers in Alberta by improving access to funding for educational, recreational and cultural facilities and programs in Alberta.
Groups who are eligible to apply include registered charities under the Canada Revenue Agency, registered non-profit organizations who are registered with either their provincial or municipal government and community service co-operatives. The project must be located within 200 kilometres of a UFA location and must be completed within two years.
Application forms are available on-line now from www.rcfufa.com. The application can be submitted between June 12 and August 31, 2020. Winners will be announced in October, during Co-operative week.
In 2019, the winning projects were in Paradise Valley, Delia and Onoway. Information and photos of these projects are on the website.