The latest rounds of the Victorian Animal Welfare Fund Grants are now open for applications.
Member for Morwell Russell Northe is encouraging local eligible not for profit animal shelters, foster care organisations and community vet clinics to apply.
“Many of our local not for profit and foster care organisations rely heavily on fund-raising and donations to provide services, but COVID-19 has made this extraordinarily difficult and therefore these grants come at an opportune time” Mr Northe said.
The Animal Welfare Fund Grants Program provides grants to not-for profit organisations, aiming to improve responsible pet ownership and provide better animal welfare services.
“Applications are open now and will close 12 December. Animal shelters, foster carers, not-for-profit and community vet clinics are encouraged to apply for funding” said Mr Northe.
Grants of up to $150,000 are available to support the establishment of new low-cost veterinary clinics and grants of up to $50,000 are available to existing not-for-profit and community veterinary clinics to purchase equipment or expand their facilities or services.
Not-for-profit animal welfare organisations can apply for large grants of up to $50,000 and small grants of up to $10,000.
The grants can be used for a range of services including community education programs, animal relief services and facilities, provision of low-cost veterinary services, as well as upgrades to facilities to improve companion animal welfare.
For more information on the grant including guidelines please visit: https://agriculture.vic.gov.au/livestock-and-animals/animal-welfare-victoria/community-and-education/animal-welfare-fund-grants-program