Animal Welfare Grants now open

Animal welfare organisations are set to benefit from the $200,000 Animal Welfare Fund grant program, with the 2019-20 package opening.

The NT Department of Primary Industry and Resources (DPIR) annual program has been improved to streamline the application process for those applying for a small amount of money, with two tiers of funding introduced.

DPIR’s Manager Animal Welfare Branch Paul Mitchener said Territorians were known for their love of their pets and with some of the most beautiful wildlife right on our doorstep, these grants were vital for organisations to help aid in their protection and welfare.

“Through this program the government provides $200,000 a year to help organisations carry out projects that improve animal wellbeing, including wildlife rehabilitation and raise community awareness about our responsibilities when it comes to animals,” he said.

“The grants enable organisations to achieve outcomes that assist our society to ensure proper welfare for animals.”

There are two tiers of funding – small grants up to $10,000 and large grants up to $50,000 per project.

This is designed to alleviate the burden for applicants who only need a small amount to deliver a project.

In the 2018-19 grant year 12 organisations received funding for projects to improve their ability to deliver various activities benefitting animal welfare.

Applications close on Friday 17 May 2019.

Source: NT Government