Animal Welfare Fund - Grants Program
The Minister for Agriculture, on behalf of the Government, is offering financial support to non-government, not-for-profit organisations that improve the welfare of animals. These include animal shelters and rescue groups, organisations promoting responsible animal ownership education, community foster care networks, and groups that provide relief facilities and services during an emergency.
The Animal Welfare Fund has been developed in recognition of the excellent companion animal welfare services which are being delivered across Victoria by many not-for-profit organisations. These grants recognise that companion animals play a significant role in the lives of Victorians.
The small grants program is designed to provide up to $10,000 (GST free) to not-for-profit organisations for small projects that benefit the welfare of companion animals. The program is not reliant on any matching cash contribution for an application to be successful.
The large grants program provides grants from $10,001 up to $50,000 (GST free) to not-for-profit organisations for projects that benefit the welfare of companion animals. Preference is given to projects that leverage off other projects and/or to which some financial co-funding or in-kind contribution can be made by the project proponent to the funds being sought.
Successful small grant applicants Round 5 (2017 / 2018)
The Association of Hazaras in Victoria
Animal Welfare Awareness Project
Horsham Dog Obedience Club Inc.
Better facilities for dogs, handlers & trainers
Arctic Rescue Victoria Inc.
Arctic Breeds Responsible Pet Ownership and Desexing Program in High Risk Populations
Cherished Pets Foundation
Customer management IT upgrade
Pawsome Friends Inc.
Make Pawsome Awesome. Expand Pawsome Friends Inc. community reach, donations, viability and obtain essential rehabilitation and training equipment.
Victorian Brumby Association Inc.
Shelters for rescue/ training/ isolation yards
Gunyah Animal Healing Sanctuary Inc.
Upgrade to existing facilities for cats, dogs, horses and ponies
Successful large grant applicants Round 5 (2017 / 2018)
Bendigo Animal Welfare and Community Services
Emergency Pet Accommodation Support Expansion and Feline Desexing & Responsible Cat Ownership Program
Victorian Animal Aid
Upgrade of Animal Aid Veterinary Clinic to improve care and welfare of companion shelter animals
Maneki Neko Cat Rescue Inc.
Adoption Centre Fit Out
Greyhound Safety Net Inc.
Mobile greyhound rescue and rehoming service
Beagle Rescue Victoria Inc.
Vehicle purchase and fit out for general and ambulatory transportation of rescue beagles and other dog breeds as a part of BRV's ongoing commitment to rehome rescue canines.
Geelong Animal Rescue GAR Limited
|Forever Friends Animal Rescue||Forever Friends Headquarters: A new shelter, training, assessment, rehabilitation and adoption facility for homeless pets||$48,500.00|
Sunraysia Animal Rehousing Group Inc.
Responsible Pet Owner (RPO) Project
Details are also available regarding the successful grant applicants for Round 4 (2015)
Details are also available regarding the successful grant applicants for Round 3 (2014).
Details are also available regarding the successful grant applicants for Round 2 (2013).
Details are also available regarding the successful grant applicants for Round 1 (2012).