Chance to recoup some revenue lost due to COVID-19 cancellations

Show societies can still apply for assistance

Agricultural Show Societies have until October 9, this Friday, to apply for grants of up to $70,000 to recoup some of the revenue lost this year due to show cancellations resulting from COVID-19.

Federal Member for Cowper Pat Conaghan said agricultural show societies and field day organisers can apply for the one-off payment.

"Our local Agricultural Show Societies and their volunteers have experienced a really tough year," he said.

"Many had advertised their 2020 shows before having to cancel the events to comply with necessary coronavirus restrictions. Meanwhile fixed costs like utilities and insurance costs have continued to mount.

"The Government values agricultural shows because they bring our families and farmers together, build community spirit and boost our local economies.

Show societies forced to cancel their 2020 show can apply for a grant online by visiting the Australian Government's Community Grants Hub or GrantConnect.

Funds will be reimbursed for eligible expenses, with the maximum grant value based upon the size of the show or field day.

For more information on the Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days Program contact the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment's agricultural show programs section on agshowgrants@agriculture.gov.au or (02) 6272 5603.

This story Show societies can still apply for assistance first appeared on Guardian News.