Animal welfare grants open

The 2019-2020 Animal Welfare Fund grant program is now open.

The program offers grants funding to eligible not-for-profit organisations for animal welfare projects and activities that improve the well-being, care and responsible management of animals in the Northern Territory (NT).

Organisations can apply for small grants of up to $10,000 and large grants of up to $50,000. Applicants are encouraged to consider partnership with like-minded organisations, such as local government councils.

Last year, 12 successful recipients throughout the NT received funding, including:

  • PAWS Darwin, in conjunction with City of Darwin and Litchfield Council, received $20,000 to conduct free and low cost de-sexing programs.
  • The Alice Springs Animal Shelter, in partnership with Alice Springs Town Council, conducted infrastructure upgrades including installation of shade sails, flooring and a hot water unit.
  • AusTurtle were provided funds to raise community awareness of the new rehabilitation centre to encourage members of the public to report sick and injured sea turtles for rescue, treatment, recuperation and release.

Paul Mitchener, Manager Animal Welfare Branch of the Department of Primary Industry and Resources, said the grants are available for projects that improve animal wellbeing, animal management practices or raise community awareness about responsible pet ownership.

“The animal welfare grants support organisations to improve animal welfare across the NT.”

“Whether it’s a pet de-sexing initiative, development of a bird sanctuary or a community education project, we encourage all not-for-profit organisations working to improve the wellbeing of animals in the Territory to apply.”

Applications close Friday 17 May.

The full guidelines and grant application form are available on the GrantsNT website.

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The Animal Welfare Fund grants are now open.