Wildlife rehabilitatior enclosure & equipment grants program for 2021-2022

Announcing the opening of the 2021-2022 wildlife rehabilitator grants program, NWC Chair, Audrey Koosmen announced some changes to how the program will be run.

The grants program acknowledges the pivotal role played not only by wildlife rehabilitators, but by their groups. The 2021-22 NWC member-only-group rehabilitator grant budget is set at $40,000 and 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 $2500; 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 and voting process.

Grant applications for equipment and enclosure projects in the range from $500 to $2500 will be accepted between 18 June 2021 and 31 July 2021.

Full details are included in the Guidelines and in the Application Form. To be eligible to apply applicants must:

  • Have 2 or more years’ rehabilitation experience
  • Be authorised under a 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 a NWC group member)
  • Lodge application no later than 5pm on Saturday 31 July 2021

All grant applications will be assessed on the criteria

  • Need
  • Excellence
  • and Value for Money

Full details can be downloaded from the following links

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 to an individual application under the same licence.

All eligible applications will be presented to the NWC Annual General Meeting to be held on Saturday 14 August 2021 (subject to COVID-19 restrictions) for voting by secret ballot.

NWC encourages eligible authorised wildlife rehabilitators and licenced rehabilitation groups to apply.

Enquiries to grants@nwc.org.au