Funding for our animal rescuers

By Riverine Herald

NON-PROFIT animal welfare organisations across northern Victoria can now apply for grants of up to $50,000 to turn their ideas into reality.

The Animal Welfare Fund Grants Program is seeking grant applications that benefit all creatures great and small.

Previous successful applicants include emergency pet accommodation providers, animal rescue services, animal shelters and education groups.

To be eligible for a grant, organisations must be not-for-profit and will also have to meet a range of criteria.

There are small grants of up to $10,000 and large grants ranging from $10,001 to $50,000, up to a total of $250,000 in 2017/18.

A second round of the program will be run in 2018/19 with a further $250,000 available.

Grants will be assessed by Animal Welfare Victoria in line with the requirements of the Domestic Animals Act. For more information, visit