NSW Wildlife Council doubles grants for wildlife carers
In announcing the 2021 Rehabilitator Enclosure and Equipment Grants, Audrey Koosmen, New South Wales Wildlife Council Chair, says
“a few benefits that have come from the bushfires and cost savings from COVID lock down are that the Council has been able to double its budget for 2021 grants for wildlife rehabilitators to $40,000”.
Mrs Koosmen added that generous public donations during the 2019/20 bushfires and other cost savings had enabled the Council to put additional funding into helping wildlife rescuers and carers with equipment and enclosures they need in their volunteering with native wildlife.
“It is a real privilege to be able to provide help to these volunteers in their often 365 day a week volunteering for injured, orphaned and displaced wildlife. The public gave generously to our members’ work with wildlife and this additional funding will go where the donating public expect it to go – to directly benefit native animals that need our help”.
Wildlife Council member groups cover the whole of NSW with 3000 volunteers trained to look after wildlife that needs help.