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The NSW Wildlife Heroes Vaccination Grant Program is managed by the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife with funding from the New South Wales Government through the National Parks & Wildlife Service and the Environmental Trust. It is an initiative of the NSW Volunteer Wildlife Rehabilitation Sector Strategy.
In this program the maximum grant available is $2000 per application. Up to 25% can be used for petrol vouchers to support access to vaccinations
Eligible items the grant can pay for:
Round 1 (eligible applicants detailed below) – Applications open 9.00am 31st May 2021 and close 5.00pm 30th June 2021.
Round 2 – Applications open 9.00am 1st July 2021 and close 5.00pm 30th June 2022 unless all funds have been expended.
Applicants will ONLY be eligible for funding in Round 1 if they are one of the licensed volunteer wildlife rehabilitation groups or WIRES NSW branches listed below:
Using data provided by NSW Health, these groups have been prioritised as they have a high incidence of Q fever based on the average incidence of Q fever in the local government area (LGA) from 2018-2020
Applicants will be eligible for funding if they are:
Applicants will not be eligible for funding in either round if they are:
Vaccination is not available for people who have
All applicants (group applying) must also meet the following grant criteria:
Groups may submit only one application at a time, and must provide information about all volunteers receiving support through this grant once funds are expended.
Additional funds can be applied for if needed after initial funds are expended, all reporting has been submitted and if the grant round is still open.
Nominated vaccine recipients will complete a full course of treatment within 6 months of the Grant Agreement commencement date and supply copies of receipts for proof of administration.
Wildlife Heroes Vaccination Fund grant guidelines: https://wildlifeheroes.org.au/nsw-wildlife-heroes-q-fever-vaccination-grant-program-guidelines/
Australian Department of Health Series of National Guidelines: https://www1.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/cdna-song-q-fever.htm
Vaccination processes must follow national immunisation guidelines: https://immunisationhandbook.health.gov.au/vaccine-preventable-diseases/q-fever
Please refer to the Wildlife Heroes website www.wildlifeheroes.org.au to find out about other grants that may be suitable for your work with wildlife.
Please note that this grant is only for licensed New South Wales Wildlife Rehabilitation Groups.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
If you have any questions regarding the eligibility criteria, please contact:
The following documentation is needed to complete the application:
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Round 1 (eligible groups from LGAs with a high incidence of Q fever) – Applications open 9.00am 31st May 2021 and close 5.00pm 30th June 2021
Round 2 (All other NSW Groups or Individuals) Applications open 9.00am 1st July 2021 and close 5.00pm 31st May 2022 unless all funds have been expended.
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