Previous successful grant applicants

The Animal Welfare Fund Grants Program was established to support improvement of companion animal welfare in the Victorian community.

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Small grants 2019–2020

Successful rehoming pets small grants for Round 8 (2019–2020)

Organisation

Project title

Grant amount

Geelong Animal Rescue (GAR) Limited

Project Mayday Geelong

$5,117

Horsham People for Animal Welfare Society

Behaviour adjustment training for foster carers and dog training instructors

$1,200

No Hairs Ark

Facility upgrade

$1,688

Forever Friends Animal Rescue Latrobe Inc

Disability and Aged Care (DAAP)  Desexing Program

$10,000

Successful rehoming pets large grant applicants for round 8 (2019 to 2020)

Organisation

Project title

Grant amount

Starting Over Dog Rescue

Mobile education and transport van

$30,990

Bendigo Animal Welfare & Community Services

Upgrade of Adoption Cattery facility

$25,000

Victorian Animal Aid

Weather proofing dog training and exercise area Coldstream

$26,340

Racing 2 Rehome Greyhound Adoption Group

R2R mobile greyhound rescue and rehoming vehicle

$35,500

Blue Cross Animals Society of Victoria

Enrichment multi-sensory environment areas – feline and canine

$13,908

Greyhound Racing Victoria

Greyhound Adoption Program Facility Upgrade

$50,000

Successful new low cost vet clinic grant applicants for round 8 (2019 to 2020)

Organisation

Project title

Grant amount

Lort Smith

Lort Smith Campbellfield low-cost veterinary clinic

$150,000

Australian Animal Protection Society (AAPS)

New community veterinary clinic

$150,000

Maneki Neko Cat Rescue (MNKR)

Community vet clinic

$29,300

Vet equipment upgrades and expansions grant recipient for round 8 (2019 to 2020)

Organisation

Project title

Grant amount

Community Vets Pty Ltd

New equipment

$50,000

Small grants 2018–2019

Successful small grants for Round 7, 2018–2019 were:

Organisation

Project title

Grant amount

Camperdown Dog Lovers

Let's Take a Paws

$5229

Wala Animal sanctuary

Helping Homeless Companion Animals

$10,000

Large grants 2018–2019

Successful large grants for Round 7, 2018–2019 were:

Organisation

Project title

Grant amount

Second Chance Animal Rescue

Community Animal Hospital surgery, clinic and recovery rooms fit out

$45,505

Mount Alexander Animal Welfare

Enhancement of Kennels and Surrounds

$40,000

2nd Chance Cat Rescue

Shelter Sanctuary

$50,000

The Lost Dogs' Home

Visual Kennel Barriers and Water/Feed Bowl Upgrade

$30,000

Eastern Domestic violence Service (EDVOS)

Vets Against Violence

$20,424

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA Victoria)

Regional High Volume Desexing and Community Behaviour Change

$50,000

Small grants 2018

Successful small grants for Round 6, 2018 were:

Organisation

Project title

Grant amount

Squishies Flat Faced Animal Rescue Inc.

Increasing capacity and reducing costs for Flat Faced Animal Rescue

$8,000

Horsham Dog Obedience Club Inc.

Education program for promoting responsible ownership through engagement with a behavioural expert

$2,450

Geelong Animal Rescue GAR Limited

Project RESCUE FURR REAL

$4,711

Pug Rescue & Adoption Victoria Inc.

Essential equipment and education program for CFCN foster carers

$10,000

Pets of the Homeless Ltd

IT enhancement for pet foster care program

$10,000

Victorian Brumby Association Inc.

Increase training facilities and add safety yard

$6,498

Hear No Evil — Australian Deaf Dog Rescue

Desexing and education program

$10,000

Sunraysia Animal Rehousing Group Inc (SARG)

Collaborate and connect

$9,500

Purrs of Point Cook Inc.

Improving efficiency of rescue group

$4,500

The Mark's Ark Inc.

Adoption day equipment

$3,000

Large grants 2018

Successful large grant applicants Round 6, 2018 were:

Organisation

Project title

Grant amount

Mt Alexander Animal Welfare Inc.

New cattery facility to replace non-compliant housing

$50,000

Stafford Rescue Victoria Inc.

SRV foster shelter facilities

$50,000

Victorian Animal Aid

Feline isolation wards

$30,000

Bendigo Animal Welfare and Community Services

Canine environmental enrichment and training facility

$50,000

Small grants 2017

Successful small grant applicants for Round 5, 2017 were:

Organisation

Project title

Grant amount

The Association of Hazaras in Victoria

Animal Welfare Awareness Project

$5,500

Horsham Dog Obedience Club Inc.

Better facilities for dogs, handlers & trainers

$1,681

Arctic Rescue Victoria Inc.

Arctic Breeds Responsible Pet Ownership and Desexing Program in High Risk Populations

$10,000

Cherished Pets Foundation

Customer management IT upgrade

$7,920

Pawsome Friends Inc.

Make Pawsome Awesome. Expand Pawsome Friends Inc. community reach, donations, viability and obtain essential rehabilitation and training equipment.

$4,114

Victorian Brumby Association Inc.

Shelters for rescue/ training/ isolation yards

$9,801

Gunyah Animal Healing Sanctuary Inc.

Upgrade to existing facilities for cats, dogs, horses and ponies

$9,817

Large grants 2017

Successful large grant applicants for Round 5, 2017 were:

Organisation

Project title

Grant amount

Bendigo Animal Welfare and Community Services

Emergency Pet Accommodation Support Expansion and Feline Desexing & Responsible Cat Ownership Program

$50,000

Victorian Animal Aid

Upgrade of Animal Aid Veterinary Clinic to improve care and welfare of companion shelter animals

$49,500

Maneki Neko Cat Rescue Inc.

Adoption Centre Fit Out

$50,000

Greyhound Safety Net Inc.

Mobile greyhound rescue and rehoming service

$14,000

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.

$18,232

Geelong Animal Rescue GAR Limited

Boot Camp

$33,000

Forever Friends Animal Rescue

Forever Friends Headquarters: A new shelter, training, assessment, rehabilitation and adoption facility for homeless pets

$48,500

Sunraysia Animal Rehousing Group Inc.

Responsible Pet Owner (RPO) Project

$40,000

Small grants 2015–2016

Successful small grant applicants for Round 4, 2015–2016 were:

Organisation

Project title

Grant amount

T.L.C. Rescue Inc.

Equipment to support animals and volunteers.

$5,100.00

Saffron on the Hill

Upgrade to existing facilities to house abused, neglected and surrendered dogs in preparation for adoption

$10,000.00

Rescued With Love Inc.

New website and pamphlets for our rescue group

$5,000.00

German Shepherd Rescue Victoria

Reshaping Adoptive Success: Increasing the number and improving the success rate of rehoming German Shepherd Dogs in Victoria

$10,000.00

Western Radio Broadcasters Inc. - Stereo 974

Radio Awareness Program re Responsible Pet Ownership.

$10,000.00

Murray River Curly Coated Retriever Association Inc.

Rescue and Rehoming Service

$3,500.00

Warrnambool Dog Training School Inc.

Reactive Dog Workshop

$1,195.00

Australian Animal Rescue Inc.

Australian Animal Rescue Triage Shelter and Live Stock Trailer

$10,000.00

Dog Rescue Association of Victoria Inc.

Training and education support for community fostercare networks and rescue groups

$10,000.00

Echuca Animal Rescue Service Incorporated

Professionally Developing Our Foster Care Network

$6,180.00

Cherished Pets Foundation

Rehoming pets of older pet owners

$10,000.00

Arctic Rescue Victoria Inc (previously part of Alaskan Malamute Rehoming Aid Australia Inc.)

Expand, develop and resource a strong foster network of volunteers in the assessment, preparation and rehoming of rescued northern breed dogs.

$10,000.00

Chihuahua Rescue Victoria

Help Chihuahua Rescue Victoria continue to rescue, care for/rehabilitate and rehome lost and abandoned Chihuahuas/small crosses; provide boarding for Chihuahuas/small crosses; promote responsible Chihuahua ownership by providing breed specific community education; and improve infrastructure.

$5,000.00

Large grants 2015–2016

Successful large grant applicants for Round 4 2015–2016 were:

Organisation

Project title

Grant amount

Geelong Animal Rescue GAR Limited

Project MOBILise

$19,000.00

Bendigo Animal Welfare & Community Services

Upgrade and expansion of animal shelter facilities

$50,000.00

Adoptable Pet Rescue

Northern Grampians Shire Cat Education and Desexing Scheme

$35,000.00

Lancefield Equestrian Group (LEG) Inc.

Teaching how to rescue trapped horses during natural disasters as well as accidents involving horse floats and incidents where animals fall into sinkholes, septic tanks, swimming pools, ditches, mud and other situations. How to rescue these trapped horses safely without injuring or killing them and without injuring rescuers.

$28,600.00

Horsham People for Animal Welfare and Support

Spreading the word - Desex & Microchip Now!

$37,000.00

Victorian Brumby Association Inc.

Develop an indoor education space for community education and volunteer facilities

$14,226.05

Pets Haven Foundation

Community veterinary clinic and adoption centre

$50,000.00

Berwick Obedience Dog Club Inc.

Funding to complete the drainage of the grounds of the Berwick Obedience Dog Club

$18,000.00

Small grants 2014–2015

Successful small grant applicants Round 3, 2014 – 2015 were:

Project title

Organisation

Grant amount

SARG - Foster Carer Training & Supported Desexing Program

Sunraysia Animal Rehousing Group Inc.

$10,00.00

Foster care manual for community foster care networks in Victoria

Dog Rescue Association of Victoria Inc.

$8,200.00

Holding and training facility upgrade

Victorian Brumby Association

$8,645.00

Continuing Foster Carer training, recruitment & community awareness. New web-based database and intranet development and implementation

Golden Retriever Rescue - Victorian Branch

$10,000.00

Traralgon & District Horse Emergency Facility

Traralgon Pony Club

$4,862.00

Engaging & Educating Community -About Responsible Ownership of Animals - an interactive approach

McIvor Neighbourhood House Healthcote Inc.T/A Heathcode Community House

$10,000.00

Locate and rescue at-risk Alaskan Malamutes, Siberian Huskies and other Artic breeds, provide appropriate veterinary care and accommodation and consequently rehome these animals

Alaskan Malamute Rehoming Aid Australia Inc. (AMRAA), Victorian Branch

$10,000.00

Crisis Pets - a paw in need

Victorian Dog rescue & Resource Group Inc.

$7,000.00

Disability and Senior Pensioners love their cats

Forever Friends Animal Rescue Latrobe Inc.

$10,000.00

Companion Animal Welfare - Educating and Involving Our Community

Echuca Animal Rescue Service

$3,850.00

Large grants 2014–2015

Successful large grant applicants Round 3, 2014–2015 were:

Project title

Organisation

Grant amount

Mobile Low-Cost Desexing Service

The Lost Dogs' home

$50,000.00

Assessment and treatment of companion animals in emergencies: webinar series

Australian Veterinary Association (Victoria Division)

$12,400.00

Save-a-Dog Scheme Yarrambat Acoustic Improvement Project

Save-a-Dog Scheme Inc

$50,000.00

Emergency Accommodation, Training and Exercise Area for Animals

Victorian Animal Aid Trust

$50,000.00

Free Microchipping for the pets of owners with Health Care Cards

Lost Smith Animal Hospital

$28,500.00

Inspectorate Animal Care and Rehabilitation

RSPCA Victoria

$50,000.00

Mother and Kittens Crisis Program

Forever Friends Animal Rescue

$35,000.00

Small grants 2013–2014

Successful small grant applicants for Round 2, 2013–2014 were:

Project title

Organisation

Grant amount

Furthering community understanding on responsible dog ownership

Continuing Education & Arts Centre of Alexandra Inc., auspicing the Alexandra & District Dog Obedience Club Inc.

$1,883.00

AniMeals: Supporting Companion Animals of the Aged, Disabled, and those facing Temporary Hardship

Victorian Dog Rescue & Resource Group Inc.

$3,000.00

Encouraging dog socialisation and exercise in the Geelong region

Geelong Animal Welfare Society

$7,147.00

Transportation of rescued animals from the Mildura, Robinvale, Ouyen and Swan Hill areas to Community rescue groups in Melbourne, Kyneton, Gippsland and other areas for care and rehome.

Rural Rescues Inc.

$9,500.00

Responsible Horse and Pony Ownership project

Pony Rescues Inc.

$10,000.00

Feed The Need Project

Paws For Purrfect Patient (Pet) Therapy

$10,000.00

Save a Dog Scheme Inc. Technology Upgrade

Save a Dog Scheme Inc.

$10,000.00

Taking the lead with dog education and training in Portarlington

Portarlington Neighbourhood House / Portarlington Woofers & Walkers Group

$1,585.00

Responsible Dog Owner Education Strategy in Manningham

Friends of Manningham Dogs and Cats

$7,000.00

Off lead park - Longlea Recreation Reserve

German Shepherd dog club of Victoria - Bendigo Branch

$8,801.79

Dogs Victoria puppy socialization and community education program

Victorian Canine Association trading as Dogs Victoria

$10,000.00

Stemming the flow = Happier Lives

Horsham People for Animal Welfare and Support Inc.

$10,000.00

Stop the Litter in Your Backyard - Desex Your Pets.

South Gippsland Animal Aid

$8,500.00

Improved rabbit care infrastructure

RSPCA Victoria

$10,000.00

Behaviour Rehabilitation Program

The Lost Dogs' Home

$10,000.00

Golden Retriever Rescue Foster Carers Education Program

Golden Retriever Rescue - Victoria Branch

$10,000.00

Rabbit Enclosure for Humane Education Program

Edgar's Mission Inc.

$10,000.00

Cat Rescue Infrastructure

Maneki Neko Cat Rescue Inc.

$10,000.00

Equipment and improved website SEO for the Greyhound Safety Net

Greyhound Safety Net Inc.

$9,780.00

Large grants 2013–2014

Successful large grant applicants for Round 2, 2013–2014 were:

Project title

Organisation

Grant amount

Upgrade The Lost Dogs' Home's Shelter Hospital Equipment

The Lost Dogs' home

$20,469.00

Mildura Animal Shelter - Education & Introductory Space

Sunraysia Animal Rehousing Group (SARG) Inc.

$50,000.00

Upgrading of current facilities for reception, housing and treatment of rescued animals to DEPI standards for animal shelters.

The Cat Corner Rescue Group, Inc.

$28,628.00

To convert a garage presently used for housing rabbits, their administration and public education to become a model facility for rabbit welfare in Australia.

Rabbit Run-Away Orphanage

$50,000.00

Second Chance Animal Rescue (SCAR) - Project Shelter

Second Chance Animal Rescue Inc.

$50,000.00

Small grants 2012–2013

Successful small grant applicants for Round 1, 2012–2013 were:

Project title

Organisation

Grant amount

Save a Dog Animal Management System

Save A Dog Scheme Inc.

$9750.00

Rescue Infrastructure

Victorian Dog Rescue & Resource Group Inc.

$10,000.00

Paws for Purrfect Patient Therapy

Paws for Purrfect Patient Therapy

$10,000.00

Education program for foster carers working with community foster care networks

Victorian Dog Rescue & Resource Group Inc.

$10,000.00

Social Media Website Integration

Shar Pei Rescue Inc.

$10,000.00

Help the Sanctuary continue to care for & rehome cats & kittens & improve infrastructure

Gunyah Animal Healing Sanctuary Inc.

$9,000.00

Young at Heart – Senior Companion Animal Adoption Fee Waiver

RSPCA Victoria

$10,000.00

Large grants 2012–2013

Successful large grant applicants for Round 1, 2012–2013 were:

Project title

Organisation

Grant amount

Emergency Welfare Assistance for Animals in the Melbourne Metropolitan Area

Lort Smith Animal Hospital

$50,000.00

Bairnsdale Dog Adoption Centre

Victorian Animal Aid Trust (East Gippsland)

$50,000.00

Infrastructure support for expansion of facilities

Bendigo Animal Welfare & Community Services Incorporated

$50,000.00

Desexing Companion Animals

Victorian Dog Rescue & Resource Group Inc.

$35,000.00

Animal Welfare Disaster Response Website

Victorian Animal Aid Trust (Coldstream)

$33,260.00

Free Cat Desexing and Microchipping Scheme: Ballarat, Warrnambool, Wangaratta and Portland

RSPCA Victoria

$46,000.00

The Lost Dog's Home Pet Licence

The Lost Dog's Home

$21,000.00

Additional grant

One additional grant was awarded (to a 'non standard' application):

Project title

Organisation

Grant amount

Handbook and Storybook for PPHWV horse representatives and owners resources.

Project Hope Horse Welfare Victoria

$2530.00

Page last updated: 19 May 2021