Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan, said applications were now open for the $20 million AgShows program, delivering on an election commitment to boost regional agricultural shows.
“Eligible local show societies and state and territory agricultural show peak bodies could receive grants of up to $500,000 under the AgShows program. Agricultural shows are part of our national identity and are thriving hubs of local industry, commerce, culture and community. They showcase the pinnacle and pride of local produce that often spans generations of tradition and know-how.
“The government’s $20 million AgShows investment will reinvigorate showgrounds, helping to boost regional communities, increase local employment and purchases from local businesses. Grants could be used for repairs or upgrades of existing showground facilities such as outdoor seating, new infrastructure such as grandstands, assets like portable sheep holding yards or attractions such as an agricultural virtual reality exhibit.
Applications are open and close 13 December 2019, with successful applicants expected to be announced in the first half of 2020.
For more details and to apply visit GrantConnect at www.grants.gov.au