Apply for show cash
Applications are now open for the Federal Government’s $39 million Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days program.
Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud said agricultural show societies and field day organisers of cancelled events would be able to apply for the one-off payment under the first round of funding.
‘‘This is a pandemic-busting cash injection for all those shows and field day events forced to cancel this year because of COVID-19,’’ Mr Littleproud said.
‘‘We know that both agricultural shows and field days are significant social and economic contributors to hundreds of Australian bush and regional communities.
‘‘They contribute more than $1 billion to the national economy each year, attract more than six million patrons and are supported by more than 50,000 volunteers.’’
For more information, visit: www.agriculture.gov.au/ag-farm-food/ infrastructure/supporting-ag-shows
■ Applications close Friday, October 9. To apply, visit: www.communitygrants.gov.au/ grants/supporting-agricultural-shows-fielddays-program