2022 Enclosure and Equipment grants are now open

The wildlife rehabilitator enclosure and equipment grants program for 2022-2023 is now open

On the opening of the 2022-2023 wildlife rehabilitator grants program, NWC Chair, Audrey Koosmen announced an increase in the Grant ceiling to a grant budget of $50,000.   The grants program acknowledges the pivotal role played not only by wildlife rehabilitators but by their groups. 

The 2022-23 NWC member-only-group rehabilitator grant budget is increased by $10,000.  Any NWC group may be awarded a maximum of 2 individual member grants and 1 group grant; grant application amounts may be between $500 and $4000; independent general licensees may be awarded one grant.

The award of an NWC group grant will not disqualify individuals from NWC groups to be included in the application process. 

Grant applications for equipment and enclosure projects in the range of $500 to $4000 will be accepted between 17 June 2022 and 31 July 2022. 

Full details are included in the:

To be eligible to apply 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 an NWC group member)
  • Lodge application no later than 5 pm on Sunday 31 July 2022

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 should be downloaded from www.nwc.org.au

More than one application endorsed by any individual group will be accepted, however, a maximum of 2 individual and 1 group grant can be awarded to any one NWC group, and 1 to an IGL. A group application will be assessed separately from an individual application under the same licence.

The NWC Grants Panel will be responsible for the method of awarding grants for 2022 depending on how the August Annual General Meeting is conducted.

We acknowledge with gratitude the Late John James Northcote whose bequest to NWC has enabled the increase of $10,000 to the grant funding for 2022.

NWC encourages eligible authorised wildlife rehabilitators and licenced rehabilitation groups to apply. Inquiries to grants@nwc.org.au