Federal money set aside for ag event organisers hit Covid-19

Organisers of agricultural shows and field days who cancelled their 2020 events because of Covid-19 can apply for a share of $7.2 million in Commonwealth funding.

The Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days program will provide a one-off reimbursement to affected agricultural show societies and agricultural field day organisers.

Announcing the $7.2 million grant last week, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said funding will be assessed on a non-competitive basis.

An additional $100,000 one-off grant will be provided to the Association of Agricultural Field Days Australasia to support its annual conference scheduled for 30 April 2021 to 2 May 2021 and provide training and assistance for members on recovery management planning.

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