Shows and field days cancelled due to COVID-19 are about to get a slice of $34 million Federal Government funding to ensure they can bounce back in 2021.
Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said the first payments under the Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days program will roll out before Christmas.
“Two months ago, we launched this significant package to reimburse eligible costs for shows and field days who had to cancel because of COVID-19,” Mr Hogan said.
“I am pleased to announce that a number of shows and field days have been approved for funding to help ease cash-flow pressures.”
“For some shows, this comes on top of support already received through the Federal Government’s $20 million Agricultural Show Development Grants program to upgrade, maintain or build new infrastructure.”
“These events bring our families and farmers together, build community spirit and help bridge the divide between country and city. They also help farmers stay competitive by providing an opportunity to share innovation and new ways of doing business.
“They are uniquely Australian and provide huge economic spin-offs for the local communities hosting them as well as opportunities for the businesses and services who exhibit.”
The following funding has been approved:
|Nimbin Agricultural & Industrial Society Inc (Nimbin Show)||$10,000.00|
|Kyogle P.A.& H Society Inc (Kyogle Show)||$12,591.00|
|Maclean Show Society Ltd (Maclean Show)||$10,000.00|
|Bonalbo Show Society Inc (Bonalbo Show)||$10,000.00|
|Primex Field Days Pty Ltd (Primex Field Days)||$70,000.00|
|Casino Show Society Inc (Casino Show)||$10,000.00|
|Clarence Pastoral & Agricultural Society Ltd (Grafton Show)||$17,682.68|
|Alstonville Agricultural Society Incorporated (Alstonville Show)||$15,000.00|
|The North Coast National Agricultural & Industrial Society Inc (Lismore Show)||$70,000.00|
For more information click onto the Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days program webpage here