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.

Full information on the grants and the application process can be found at https://www.nwc.org.au/wildlife-rehabilitatior-enclosure-equipment-grants-program-for-2021-2022/

if you see a SICK, Injured or orphaned animal

If you find wildlife in distress, please contact the FAWNA rescue line number on 65814141.

For more information on what to do please see the Emergency first aid page.

Thinking of Joining FAWNA?

If you feel that you would like to join the FAWNA organisation and become Authorised to rescue and or care for wildlife there are three member intakes each year – in February, June and October when Induction Training Courses are held. 

More information can be found on our JOIN US page.

Need to contact us for a rescue?

FAWNA can’t take requests for wildlife rescues via the website or Facebook as they aren’t attended to all the time.

If you need to get assistance for a sick, injured or orphaned animal please call our rescue line on 02 6581 4141.

Contact Details

Postal Address: PO Box 218, Wauchope NSW 2446
24 Hour Rescue hotline: 02 6581 4141
Email: fawna.nsw.inc@gmail.com

FAWNA is a member of the NSW Wildlife Council, the peak body representing Wildlife carers in NSW.

FAWNA acknowledges Sea Acres National Park and Rainforest Centre’s support in its work with injured and orphaned fauna.

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