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Grants Announced For Shows

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The South Burnett National Show Society has been allocated $12,000 from the State Government to put towards the running costs of the annual Kingaroy Show

July 11, 2018

The State Government has announced the latest round of annual funding for Queensland’s 129 local show societies.

The Show Societies Grants Program provides financial support for operating costs associated with conducting annual agricultural shows, and costs towards the construction and maintenance of showground assets.

As well, show societies which own their grounds may use up to 50 per cent of their funding towards new infrastructure works that meet guidelines.

Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Societies general manager Karen Wolf said the funding was crucial in order to be able to deliver shows each year.

“Many of the show societies, particularly the smaller ones, would find it extremely challenging to conduct their shows without the Government’s assistance through the grants program,” Ms Wolf said.

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Local show society grants:

Darling Downs Sub-Chamber

  • Cooyar Agricultural Society – $9376

South Burnett Sub-Chamber

  • Blackbutt Show Society – $7446
  • Murgon Show Society – $12,862
  • Nanango AP&M (Show) Society – $11,426
  • Proston PA & H Ass Inc – $7894
  • South Burnett National Show Society (Kingaroy) Inc – $12,012
  • Wondai AP&I Society Inc – $8739

Footnote: southburnett.com.au has contacted the Minister’s office to obtain details about the level of support for the Goomeri & District Show Society.


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