Last updated: 5 Feb, 2021
Published on: 30 Jan, 2021
Here’s a list of grants you can apply for
Here’s a list of grants you can apply for
Grants are a golden opportunity to acquire financial support to care for pets and drum up new, innovative ways to encourage pet adoption.
They are a viable fundraising opportunity which can help you care for your rescue pets’ needs such as vet costs, boarding, and microchipping, and also help cover the cost of vital resources such as office space and computers which enable you to help save more lives!
All grant proposals need to be carefully planned and packaged with detailed information as to how the grant money will be allocated, and its benefits to the pets and community at large.
Here’s a list of grants you can apply for:
Australian Ethical Community Community Grant
Each year the Australian Ethical group gives away 10% of their yearly profits to social initiatives and charities making a positive difference in their communities. It encourages applications from organisations that support animal welfare projects including those that improve animal well-being and encourage and promote greater sustainability of endangered species and improved animal management practices. The grant money can be either $10,000 or $20,000 depending on the size of your project. Click here for more details.
PETstock Assist Grants
PETstock’s charity foundation, PETstock Assist, runs a grant program that supports organisations who are keen to make a positive change in the lives of Australia’s pets by raising awareness and educating the community on animal welfare.
Organisations are expected to use the grant money for projects that assist rescue pets in rehabilitation and adoption initiatives and raise awareness about rescue pets, animal health, and the impact that animals have on human happiness in an ethical manner. Make sure that you submit a detailed and defined project proposal with a clear budget. Click here for more details.
Bank Australia Grant Program
If your organisations is a Bank Australia customer, then you may be eligible to apply for grants for up to $10,000 for animal welfare projects. Click here for more details.
Victoria State Government - Animal Welfare Fund Grants Program
This grant was set up by the Victoria government to support and recognise organisations such as animal shelters and rescue groups that advocate for the welfare of companion animals. This can either be a short grant of $10,000 or a longer grant of $10,001 to $50,000. One of PetRescue’s member groups, Maneki Neko Cat Rescue used the Victorian state government grant to build Neko HQ, a cat lounge that encourages rescue cat adoption in an innovative and exciting way. Click here for more details.
Equity Trustees - The Hazel and Arthur Bruce Bequest
The Hazel and Arthur Bruce Bequest was established at the bequest of Hazel Aline Bruce who passed in 1985. This is a great grant for charitable organisations in Victoria who provide for rescue pets in need of care and attention. Grants between $5000 up to $20000 will be available to organisations that are listed as charities with the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profit Commission (ACNC). Projects that will get prioritised are those that are largely volunteer-led, empower local communities to understand and promote animal welfare, and encourage innovative collaboration with science and research. Click here for more details.
Leader Community Newspaper - Leader Local Grants (VIC)
The Leader Local Grant is an amazing grant for local projects that would improve communities in Leader’s distribution areas in Victoria. To be eligible for this grant, your project must be less than $5000 and should specifically benefit the community. You will need to register your idea on the Local Leader Grants website, and if your idea gets shortlisted, you can get your friends, family and community to vote for your project. Click here for more details.
NT State Government - Animal Welfare Fund Grant Program
The Northern Territory state government provides grants of up to $5000 to organisations registered and operating in NT for projects that help improve animal well-being and raise community awareness of animal and pet welfare. You can apply for a grant if your organisation meets the Animal Requirement Fund definition of an animal welfare organisation. Click here for more details.
Lotterywest Grants - (WA)
Lotterywest offers grants to groups and organisations in WA for projects that are charitable and benefit the WA community at large. All grants offered fall into four categories, ‘Projects, Community spaces and places, Community events, and Equipment.’ Applications for the Lotterywest grants can be made throughout the year and the minimum grant request is $3000. Click here for more details.
City Of South Perth - Community Funding Program
Organisations and groups can receive up to a maximum of $5000 in funding if the project is based out of South Perth. The grant application will be assessed based on a number of things including its financial viability and the extent to which it benefits the South Perth community. Click here for more details.
City of Subiaco - Community Development Grants
The City of Subiaco offers grants of up to $5000 for non-profit incorporated organisations and up to $10000 for unincorporated organisations and groups for projects that benefit the community of Subiaco and are in line with its strategic community plan. The application is typically assessed by the city’s two staff members and one community member, who will then provide recommendations to the Manager of Cultural Services. Click here for more details.
Town of Cambridge - Community Funding
The town of Cambridge provides a bunch of grants for local organisations and community groups which encourage community development. Grants are divided into three categories and range from $250 to $2000. Click here for more details
Lake Macquarie City Council - Donations and Financial Assistance
The Lake Macquarie city council provides financial assistance for up to $2000 to non-profit organisations for projects that benefit the Lake Macquarie community. Click here for more details.
Domestic and Family Violence Pets and Animal Welfare Support (DFV PAWS) Grant Program
The NSW Department of Communities and Justice has developed a grants program to help victim and survivors of domestic and family violence to leave violent situations without worrying about the safety of their pets.
The grants are available to not-for-profit organisations that provide either of the following services in NSW: crisis accommodation for victim-survivors escaping domestic and family violence; or animal welfare organisations including shelters and veterinarians who provide, or want to provide, free emergency services and shelter for pets of DFV victim-survivors. Click here for more details.
Port of Brisbane
Port of Brisbane offers an annual grant to community non-profit organisations and charities for up to $15000, a share of their $100,000 community grant initiative. To be a successful application, your organisation must be relevant to the region that PBPL operates in. Since its establishment, the PBPL grant has invested around $700,000 in 88 community-focused organisations across south-east Queensland. Click here for more details.
Brisbane Airport Community Giving Fund
The Brisbane Airport Community Giving Fund is a cash grant for up to $1000 for groups and organisations across Queensland, and for initiatives that are focused on community benefit. Click here for more details.
Click here to read some great tips on drafting a grant proposal.