The NSW Wildlife Council (NWC), the peak body for wildlife rehabilitation inNSW, has doubled the 2021-2022 grants budget to $40K for wildlife carers whoplay a vital role in the survival of native fauna.

The NWC aims to achieve optimal outcomes for native fauna, representing 26licensed wildlife groups and more than 3,000 wildlife carers in the state. TheRehabilitator Enclosure and Equipment Grants program acknowledges the pivotalrole played not only by wildlife rehabilitators, but also by their groups.

The 2020 grants assisted a number of rehabilitation projects involvingwildlife from joeys, wombats, flying foxes and raptors to marine reptiles,whales, dolphins and more!

In announcing the 2021/22 wildlife rehabilitator grants program, AudreyKoosmen, NSW Wildlife Council Chair, said, “a few benefits that have come fromthe bushfires and cost savings from COVID lock down are that the Council hasbeen able to double its budget for 2021 -2022 grants for wildliferehabilitators to $40,000.”

Grant applications for equipment and enclosure projects ranging from $500 to$2,500 will be accepted between 18 June 2021 and 31 July 2021.

Mrs Koosmen added that generous public donations during the 2019/20 bushfiresand other cost savings has enabled the Council to put additional funding intohelping wildlife rescuers and carers with equipment and enclosures they needin their volunteering with native wildlife.

“It is a real privilege to be able to provide help to these volunteers intheir often 365-day-a-week volunteering for injured, orphaned and displacedwildlife. The public gave generously to our members’ work with wildlife andthis additional funding will go where the donating public expect it to go – todirectly benefit native animals that need our help,” she said.

Wildlife Council member groups cover the whole of NSW with 3,000 volunteerstrained to look after wildlife that needs help. The NWC encourages eligibleauthorised wildlife rehabilitators and licenced rehabilitation groups toapply.

For more information see:

All grant enquiries to [email protected]

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