The Farm Credit Canada (FCC) 4-H Club Fund is providing $114,250 to 233 4-H clubs across Canada to support local events and various activities. In Prince Edward Island, five 4-H clubs received a combined total of $2,400.
The fund is part of FCC’s $1 million contribution committed over four years to 4-H Canada. This contribution, in addition to supporting local 4-H activities, supports national as well as provincial 4-H initiatives.
“4-H Canada is extremely grateful for our longstanding partnership with FCC, and for its continued support of the 4-H Club Fund,” said 4-H Canada CEO, Shannon Benner.
“The 4-H movement in Canada continues to thrive through the generosity of visionary partners like FCC, who share the same values and commitment to engaging young leaders at the grassroots level in communities across Canada.”
This is a long-term investment in a national organization dedicated to developing leadership, confidence and values in young people who want to contribute to this vibrant and dynamic industry, said Todd Klink, executive vice-president and chief marketing officer at FCC.
“By supporting 4-H clubs across Canada, the FCC 4-H Club Fund is helping plant the seeds for the next generation of successful farmers, agri-food and agribusiness entrepreneurs.”
The FCC 4-H Club Fund awards up to $500 for a wide range of projects including achievement days, skill-building workshops, field trips, public speaking competitions, and the purchase of club supplies, just to name a few. The next application period opens in summer 2019.
To view the list of recipients, visit Fcc.ca/4-H.
At a glance
For over 100 years, 4H Canada has been one of the most highly respected positive youth development organizations in Canada.
4H Canada has close to 25,000 members and more than 7,700 volunteers, providing young Canadians with the tools and guidance to build leadership skills in a safe, fun and inclusive environment.
To learn more about 4H Canada, visit 4h-canada.ca.