Animal Welfare Fund Grant Program


Applications are now open for the 2017-18 Animal Welfare Fund Grant Program.

The Animal Welfare Fund grant program has $200,000 available to support Northern Territory (NT) not-for-profit organisations, whose core business is animal welfare that wish to undertake projects that will benefit animal welfare and have the capacity to:

  • improve animal wellbeing
  • raise community awareness of responsibilities in regard to animal welfare
  • assist in progressing good animal management practice, particularly in remote communities.

Eligible organisations can access up to $50,000 in grants out of a NT Government fund totalling $200,000.

In 2016-17, nine organisations received funding for projects to improve their ability to deliver various activities benefitting animal welfare, including the RSPCA, Darwin Wildlife Sanctuary, Nhulunbuy Pets and Wildlife Shelter and Wildcare Alice Springs. These grants provided enormous opportunities for the benefits of animal welfare throughout the NT.

Some of the successful grants were used towards preparing new shelters and kennels at the RSPCA, providing educational first aid and cat de-sexing at the Ark Animal Hospital and the manufacturing of rehabilitation boxes and the purchase of flagging tape to prevent fauna entrapment on barb wire fences from Wildcare Darwin.

The grants enable organisations to achieve outcomes that assist our society to ensure the sound welfare for animals. Guidelines and application forms are available from

Applications close on Friday, 2 June 2017.

Animal Welfare Fund Grant Program

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