NWC Grants now open

Wildlife rehabilitator enclosure and equipment grants program for 2017 – 2018 opens 10 JUNE 2017

Announcing the opening of the 2017-2018 wildlife rehabilitator grants program, NSW Chair, Audrey Koosmen said:

“how pleased my committee and I are that Representatives and Alternates present at the NWC May General Meeting voted to increase both the maximum grant amount and to double the total Grant Budget for 2017 Grant applications”.

Mrs Koosmen added that this “is an acknowledgement of the pivotal role played by so many wildlife rehabilitators in NSW and recognition of the high costs incurred by individuals in their important work with rescue, rehabilitation and release of sick, injured and orphaned fauna”.

The 2017 grant budget totals $10,000 and grant applications in amounts from $500 to $2000 will be accepted for rehabilitation enclosure and equipment projects.

To be eligible for a Grant applicants must:

  • Have 2 or more years rehabilitation experience
  • Be authorised under an NPWS licensed rehabilitation group or be an independent general licensee (IGL)
  • Have their application endorsed by their licensed group management committee (in the case of a group member)
  • Lodge application no later than 5 pm on Sunday 13 August 2017

All grant applications will be assessed on the criteria Need, Excellence and Value for Money and full details including the Grant Guidelines and Application form can be found at www.nwc.org.au

Only one Grant may be allocated to one Licence Holder (a licensed group or IGL), however, more than one application endorsed by an individual group will be accepted.

All eligible applications will be presented to the NWC Annual General Meeting to be held on Sunday 27 August for voting by secret ballot.

NWC encourages eligible NSW authorised wildlife rehabilitators to apply.