Agricultural and Pastoral Society Grants

Applications for the 2020–21 round of Agricultural and Pastoral Society grants are now closed.

In 2020–21 the Victorian Government will make $300,000 available to registered Agricultural and Pastoral Societies to support infrastructure development and business activities that celebrate Victoria’s agricultural communities, industry and produce.

Grants of up to $10,000 per society will be awarded to promote activities such as:

  • the development or upgrade of facilities and amenities at showgrounds
  • improvements to business activities including the National Livestock Identification Scheme (NLIS)
  • innovative use of technology to encourage remote community participation in agricultural show activities and general calendar events
  • enhance public safety of the community attending events including measures that will enable events that may occur during 2021 to proceed safely in alignment with Victorian Government community event guidelines at the time of the event.

In recognition of the adverse financial impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) the 2020–21 grant funding guidelines have been amended to allow for up to 90 per cent of the total cost of the project to be funded through the program, with applicants required to fund up to 10 per cent of the total project cost. Applicants may provide all of that 10% as an in-kind contribution.

Round 2020–21 grant recipients

#Society nameDescription of the application2020/21 grant amount
1Ararat Agricultural SocietyTo purchase chairs and marquees.$4,038
2Australian Sheep Breeders Association IncorporatedTo provide sanitiser stations and associated signage.$4,127
3Balnarring Pony ClubTo install two horse wash bays.$8,019
4Beaufort Agricultural SocietyTo provide an extension to the shearing pavilion.$10,000
5Benalla Agricultural & Pastoral Society Inc.To purchase portable animal yards.$10,000
6Bendigo Agricultural Show Society IncTo purchase cable protectors.$1,387
7Bendigo Agricultural Show Society IncFor the purchase of an online show entry program.$2,790
8Berwick & District Agricultural & Horticultural Society IncTo purchase a public address system.$8,730
9Camperdown Pastoral and Agricultural SocietyFor the purchase of one x four-tiered grandstand.$6,039
10Charlton Agricultural & Pastoral Society IncTo upgrade the viewing stands.$7,146
11Clunes & District Agricultural SocietyTo build a new shed.$8,689
12Cobram Agricultural SocietyFor the purchase of one display case.$5,445
13Cohuna Agricultural Pastoral and Horticultural Society Inc.To purchase five hand sanitiser stations.$1,363
14Colac & District Pastoral and Agricultural SocietyFor the upgrade of public amenities.$4,050
15Coleraine P & A SocietyTo upgrade the luncheon hall.$8,887
16Corryong & Upper Murray A & P Society Inc.To purchase sanitiser stations.$1,432
17Donald Pastoral & Agricultural Society IncFor the provision of a lighting and power upgrade.$10,000
18Echuca & Moama & Districts Agricultural and Pastoral Society Inc.To purchase safety equipment.$1,125
19Euroa Agricultural Society Inc.To purchase one transportable grandstand and shade cover plus additional cover for existing grandstand.$5,396
20Foster and District Agricultural & Pastoral SocietyTo provide an upgrade to an existing shed.$10,000
21Heathcote A. P & H. Society IncTo upgrade display boards.$2,709
22Horsham Agricultural Society IncFor an upgrade to the fleece pavilion.$9,270
23Kerang & District Agricultural Society Inc.To purchase new display cabinets.$9,122
24Kilmore Agricultural and Pastoral Society Inc.To purchase two gazebos and first aid kits.$637
25Kingston Agricultural Society Inc.For the redevelopment of north west corner of showgrounds.$9,619
26Kyabram Agricultural Horticultural & Pastoral SocietyTo upgrade the luncheon pavilion.$10,000
27Kyneton Agricultural Society IncFor the provision of a power upgrade.$3,610
28Lang Lang Pastoral Agricultural & Horticultural AssociationTo upgrade lighting including emergency lighting.$9,190
29Lilydale Agricultural & Horticultural Society IncFor the upgrade of plumbing to the amenities.$7,732
30Maldon and Baringhup Agricultural Society Inc.To purchase new display cases.$6,897
31Mansfield Agricultural & Pastoral SocietyFor the installation of solar panels.$7,535
32Mildura Field DaysFor the provision of hand sanitiser stations.$675
33Natimuk Agricultural and Pastoral Society IncTo install new fencing around the arena.$10,000
34Noorat & District Agricultural & Pastoral Society IncTo expand and upgrade the equestrian arena.$10,000
35Omeo and District Agricultural & Pastoral Society IncTo purchase a sheep loading ramp and NLIS reader.$7,862
36Port Fairy AP&H Society IncTo upgrade security lighting and electricity supply.$5,569
37Red Hill Agricultural & Horticultural SocietyTo upgrade pavilion and displays.$8,484
38Sale and District Agricultural SocietyTo construct an equine testing facility.$8,901
39Seymour Agricultural and Pastoral Society IncorporatedTo upgrade show office.$8,645
40Shepparton Agricultural Society IncTo purchase display cabinets.$5,100
41Sunbury Agricultural Society Inc.To provide an upgrade to water supply.$8,861
42Tallangatta Agricultural & Pastoral SocietyTo upgrade the show office.$5,499
43Tyrendarra Pastoral and Agricultural Society IncFor an upgrade to the wool and craft pavilion.$9,286
44Warracknabeal Agricultural & Pastoral SocietyTo upgrade flooring in the poultry pavilion.$810
45Whittlesea Agricultural SocietyFor an upgrade to the sheep pavilion.$9,500
46Yea Agricultural, Horticultural & Pastoral AssociationTo purchase one x four-tiered covered grandstand.$5,782

More information

Email enquiries to agricultural.grants@agriculture.vic.gov.au.

Page last updated: 28 Apr 2021