Applications for round two of the Agricultural Shows and Field Days program open 28 January 2022.
This round of funding helps support events after the disruptions caused by COVID-19 and depending on the show’s attendance, varying amounts of funds are on offer. For shows up to 1,999 attendees the maximum grant claimable is up to $10,000, 2,000 to 4,999 attendees up to $15,000 and for 5,000 attendees and above, up to a maximum of $70,000.
“Agricultural shows and field days generate over $1 billion in sales for small businesses every year,” Minister Littleproud said.
“For some communities and charities, agricultural shows or field days are the financial boost they need to get them through the year.
“Not only are they essential for business, agricultural shows and field days provide a way for people to show off their latest innovations and technology, increasing productivity and profitability for all involved in the agriculture sector.”
Applications for support under this second round of funding open on 28 January 2022 and close on 17 February 2022. The grants will be available for eligible show societies and field days organisations to help provide the confidence and resilience they need to go ahead and plan their events in 2022 and beyond.
Applicants will be able to claim for eligible expenditure incurred for events cancelled in the period from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Further information will be available on 28 January from the Community Grants Hub website www.communitygrants.gov.au.