Bushfire recovery grants to support wildlife volunteers

FNPW opened two new grant rounds on Friday, 28 August, making $800,000 available to wildlife care groups across Australia in need of new or replacement equipment and facilities.

Thanks to the Australian Government’s Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation initiative and the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife donors and supporters, a funding pool of $500,000 was made available for a National grant round.

An additional $300,000 was contributed by the New South Wales Government for NSW applicants, through its Environmental Trust.

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Scie Hoschke, Wildlife ARC

Orphaned swamp wallaby

Wildlife carers continue to recover from the Black Summer bushfires, with many still caring for fire-affected animals. The Wildlife Heroes’ Large Durable Asset grant program will enable licensed volunteer wildlife rehabilitation groups, shelters and not-for-profit veterinary hospitals to buy or build large durable assets for use in the rescue, treatment and rehabilitation of animals as a result of emergency situations.

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Sue Swain and grandchildren

Port Stephens Koalas

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Sam Chatfield, Wildlife ARC

Ophaned spur winged plover

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Simone Aurino, Port Stephens Koalas

Bushfire injured koala

 

The rounds will prioritise:

– the rebuilding and repair of fire damaged wildlife care infrastructure, including aviaries and enclosures.

– new assets that increase the wildlife rehabilitation sector’s capacity to respond to bushfire emergencies, including vehicles, trailers and treatment equipment.

Detailed guidelines and application instructions are available on the Wildlife Heroes website:

 

National Wildlife Heroes Large Durable Asset Grants

NSW Wildlife Heroes Large Durable Asset Grants

 

Applications close: Friday, 25 September at 5pm (AEST)

 

Header photo: Julie Harris Wildlife ARC, Orphaned wallaby

All photos courtesy of Doug Gimesy

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