SUPPORTING AGRICULTURAL AND PASTORAL SOCIETIES IN BERWICK
Thursday 28th May 2020
Victorian agricultural and pastoral societies will be supported to continue putting on events and upgrade infrastructure through support from the Andrews Labor Government.
Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today announced Berwick and District Agricultural Society will share in $300,000 in funding amongst 39 societies from across Victoria as part of the 2019-20 Agricultural and Pastoral Society Grants Program.
Grant packages of up to $10,000 will help societies to upgrade or establish new facilities, encourage greater local involvement in show activities, create opportunities for agricultural businesses to engage with the community and enhance business activities to help in show planning.
Berwick and District Agricultural will receive $1,950 to purchase display tables for the Craft and Cooking Pavilion.
The funded projects will deliver exciting events that provide a direct benefit to agricultural communities, which will in-turn build confidence in agriculture and support regional economies and jobs.
For a full list of the successful recipients, visit agriculture.vic.gov.au.
Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing
“Agricultural shows play an important role in promoting the local community and showcasing what they have to offer.”
“New display tables for the Craft and Cooking Pavilion will enable exhibitors, entrants and community members to maximise use of existing facilities, and improve the Show experience for visitors and locals alike.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes
“Agricultural shows are a beloved part of regional Victoria – they play an important role by promoting agriculture and showcasing local art, craft and artisanal produce.”
“These grants will not only improve our regional annual shows, but they’ll also benefit the whole community through the various events hosted at these facilities throughout the year.”