• Heather Waters

Grant Opportunity - $20 Million for Agricultural Show Societies Available Now


The Department of Agriculture is providing $20 million (GST exclusive) for eligible agricultural show societies in the Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants Program. There are a range of grant categories for small and large shows available.


The Program is designed to provide up to $500,000 for the maintenance and upgrade of existing infrastructure and the building, purchasing or renting and construction of new infrastructure related to the running of an agricultural show on regional showgrounds. Projects must be completed by 30 June 2021.


The objectives of the Program is to help:

  • keep agricultural shows running

  • bring communities together

  • bridge the divide between country and city

The Western Research Institute we can help you with your application by:

  • Defining the benefits your show offers to the community

  • Assisting with the completion of the mandatory online application form, budget template and project plan

  • Assessing risks associated with your project

  • Estimating in-kind contributions

  • Assisting in the preparation of a exceptional circumstances funding ruling

The closing date for applications is 11.00 pm AEDT on Friday 13 December 2019. This is the only round to apply for this funding.


For more information about how we can help you, call WRI today on 02 6333 4000 or email us at team@wri.org.au


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