The Northern Territory (NT) Government is seeking applications for its Animal Welfare Grant Program for animal welfare projects and activities that improve the well-being, care and responsible management of animals in the Northern Territory.
- The objective of the Animal Welfare Fund is to improve the well-being of animals in the NT by:
- Promoting and influencing appropriate animal welfare and humane management practices, through the provision of increased awareness, knowledge and skills to custodians of animals and the community
- Providing for the minimum care of animals by improving quality of life and preventing or relieving the suffering of animals
- Developing sustainable animal management approaches through partnerships and shared programs with like-minded organisations
- Up to $10,000 for a small grant
- Up to $50,000 for a large grant
What can be funded
- Finite projects and activities with outcomes that align with the Animal Welfare Fund grant program objectives and meet the eligibility and application requirements will be assessed for funding.
- Eligible applications must demonstrate that other financial or in-kind income support is available to deliver the project or activity. Grant funding cannot cover the entire cost of a project or activity.
- You can apply for a grant if your organisation:
- is legally registered and operates in the NT
- is a registered not-for-profit incorporated body, co-operative, or association
- meets the Animal Welfare Fund definition of an animal welfare organisation.
- Individuals, private groups, and NT government agencies including government schools can’t apply.
- If you’re a local government council or unincorporated body, you can only apply if you partner with a not-for-profit organisation.
What can’t be funded
- Projects or activities which do not substantially align with and further the objective of the Animal Welfare Fund
- Projects or activities that have been commenced or completed prior to the application (i.e. grants funding cannot be used for retrospective purposes)
- The entire cost of a project or activity
- Commercial business ventures (i.e. for-profit activities)
- Wages of existing salaried staff, including ongoing administration costs of an organisation associated with a grant project
- Conservation projects that do not have a primary focus on animal welfare.
- Competitions, prizes, awards, gifts or event catering
- Lobbying, activist activities or animal rights campaigns
- Services of unregistered veterinary professionals
- Services of veterinary professionals not based in the NT, unless the service required is unable to be sourced locally
- Additionally, grant funding cannot be used for goods already purchased, legal fees, overseas travel, purchase of motor vehicles, non-urgent repairs and maintenance, or research work for private academic purposes
For more information, visit https://grantsnt.nt.gov.au/grants/2022-23-animal-welfare-grant