Animal welfare groups are encouraged to take advantage of a purrrfect opportunity to seek funding for their projects.
Applications for the 2022-23 round of grants opened Friday, 6 May 2022 and will close Tuesday 7 June 2022.
Nearly $100,000 is available for not for profit organisations, local councils and unincorporated bodies like clubs to improve animal welfare across the NT.
Larger grants of $50,000 or smaller $10,000 grants are available to:
promote and improve animal welfare and humane management practices,raise awareness of animal welfare responsibilities, particularly in remote communities, andhelp develop sustainable animal management practices through partnerships and partnered programs.
The Territory Government established the Animal Welfare Fund in 2009-10 in recognition of the social and economic value of companion animals, native wildlife, and animals used in sport and recreation, and the need for responsible care and management.
Previous grant recipients have included the Alice Springs Animal Shelter and Friends of Nina’s Ark who used the funding to improve infrastructure, while organisations such as RSPCA Darwin Regional Branch and Ark Aid used the funds to support local training and education programs.
To learn more about animal welfare including grant programs and research visit: [https://www.nt.gov.au/environment/animals/animal-welfare]
Grant applications are submitted through GrantsNT and 2021-22 Animal Welfare Fund grant program recipients:
PAWS received a total of $41,000 for several projects including upgrades to current facilitiesArk Aid received $16,992 to continue the provision of first aid treatment to injured wildlife, and to promote appropriate animal welfare management practices for injured wildlife The Greyhound Rehoming Association received $5,000 to provide training to assist in the transition from racing to a domestic environmentDe-sexing Assistance and Community Support received $15,000 to provide subsidised de-sexing vouchers to low income earners, and to provide education regarding responsible pet ownership RSPCA Darwin Branch received $20,000 for its micro-chipping and subsidised animal de-sexing programs.
Quotes from Minister for Animal Welfare, Nicole Manison
“We love our furry and feathered friends and this Government is committed to taking care of our Territory animals.”
“We recognise that local organisations really know our animals and are well placed to come up with projects and solutions to improve animal welfare.
“I want to encourage organisations to apply for grants so they can receive funding for projects which contribute to animal welfare services and programs in the Territory.”
Quotes from Lisa Hansen, PAWS Darwin General Manager
“PAWS Darwin is a grateful recipient of the NT Animal Welfare Grants. These grants will allow us to make improvements in the shelter that support the animals who come into care.”
“Our partnership with the NT Government’s animal welfare team, means that we can work together to support animal welfare and education in the NT. We are grateful for this support.”