Australia: 2021-22 Agricultural and Pastoral Society Grants
The Victorian Government has launched the 2021-22 Agricultural and Pastoral Society Grants to support infrastructure development and business activities that celebrate Victoria’s agricultural communities, industry and produce.
The Agricultural and Pastoral Society (A&PS) Grants Program is administered by Agriculture Victoria, which is part of the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR).
The program aims to support Agricultural and Pastoral Societies (Societies) by providing funding to stimulate community involvement across Victoria in activities that promote agriculture. These may include infrastructure development and business activities that stimulate local business, industry and produce. Outcomes of Societies’ projects may include:
Greater community awareness and involvement in agricultural activities
Increased opportunity for local agricultural businesses to promote and engage with the community
Improved infrastructure development and upgraded amenities for community use during annual agricultural shows and events
Promotion of planning designs that encourage multi-purpose community use throughout the calendar year and stimulate local business for producers and suppliers
Enhanced event planning, that may include online livestock exhibitions, business management activities and use of virtual technology.
The Victorian Government is offering grants of up to $ 10,000 (GST exclusive) to successful applicants.
To be eligible to apply, applicants must be either:
a company incorporated pursuant to the Corporations Act 2001 and registered with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission; gold
an incorporated association incorporated pursuant to the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012; gold
another incorporated entity approved by the DJPR,
AND must satisfy one of the following:
be an not-for-profit entity and operate for a purpose related to agriculture, horticulture or pastoral outcomes and / or fostering community involvement in these areas including, for example by, holding regional field days. Entities may include, for example, incorporated associations which are Victorian Agricultural, Pastoral and Horticultural Societies; gold
be a peak body involved in providing support to other entities in the area of pastoral activities, agriculture or horticulture including for example Victorian Agricultural Shows Ltd; gold
be a registered member of Victorian Agricultural Shows Ltd.
For more information, visit https://agriculture.vic.gov.au/support-and-resources/funds-grants-programs/agricultural-and-pastoral-society-grants