New round of federal grants for agricultural shows and field days

Applications for round two of the Federal Government’s Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days program opened this week.

Grants from $10,000 to $70,000 will be available for eligible show societies and field days organisations to help them plan their events in 2022 and beyond.

Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud said the program is a way to give show societies a much-needed cash injection after the disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“For some communities and charities, agricultural shows or field days are the financial boosts they need to get them through the year,”  Mr Littleproud said.

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 from 28 January 2022 from the Community Grants Hub website ( Applications for Round 2 funding close on 17 February.

The Capital City Royal Shows grant opportunity is expected to open in early 2022.