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