Animal Welfare Fund grant recipients announced

Eleven not-for-profit organisations whose core business is animal welfare have received grants as part of the 2017-18 Animal Welfare Fund grants program.

Some of the projects that received funding this year included the refurbishment of a section of Charles Darwin University’s Aquaculture Centre used by AusTurtle to rehabilitate injured sea turtles, construction of nesting boxes and assistance with veterinary expenses as part of Darwin Wildlife Sanctuary’s Urban Wildlife Welfare program, and continuation of the ‘Greyhounds Make Great Pets’ campaign run by the Greyhound Rehoming Association of the Northern Territory.

The grant program awards $200,000 each year to support organisations undertake projects that benefit animal welfare. Applicants can apply for grants of up the $50,000 per project.

This year grants were awarded to:

  • AMRRIC - $25,708
  • ARK AID Incorporated - $20,587
  • AusTurtle Incorporated - $23,733
  • Darwin Wildlife Sanctuary Inc - $15,000
  • Friends of Nina’s Ark - $6,143
  • Greyhound Rehoming Association Northern Territory - $10,000
  • Kunapa Kari Aboriginal Corporation - $30,000
  • Nhulunbuy Pets and Wildlife Shelter (PAWS) - $6,609
  • RSPCA Darwin Branch - $49,670
  • Top End Rehoming Group Incorporated - $10,000
  • Wildcare Inc NT - $2,550.

There were 15 applications received this year by organisations seeking $480,000 in total funding for their various projects.

Visit www.animalwelfare.nt.gov.au for more information about animal welfare in the Northern Territory, including the Animal Welfare Fund grant program.

Andrew Raith from AusTurtle and Chad Mumme from Charles Darwin University with some of the turtles that will benefit from the refurbished Aquaculture Centre
Andrew Raith, AusTurtle, and Chad Mumme, Charles Darwin University, hold some rescued turtles at the Aquaculture Centre