Applications open April 2022 and close 5.00pm 31st May 2022. All times are in AEST.
Applicants will be notified of the outcome within 2 weeks of their application being submitted.
Applicants will be eligible to submit an application and be assessed to receive funding if they are:
Applicants will not be eligible for funding if they are:
The total amount of funds available for allocation under this grant program is $100,000.
In this program the maximum grant available is $10,000 per application, with one application only per organisation.
Please note: Funding above this level may be provided in special circumstances upon discussion with FNPW and NPWS.
At the end of the grant, the Grantee must return to FNPW any part of the Grant which has not been spent or committed for the response. The Grantee will return the monies within 30 days of receiving a valid tax invoice from FNPW. Spending will be subject to audit and where necessary, retrieval of funds by FNPW.
Grants will cover materials and activities that are carried out during a specific emergency event only. All funds should be spent within three months of receiving them.
Funding may include reimbursement for items purchased after February 22nd 2022 to support emergency response.
Eligible items the grant can pay for:
– fuel vouchers for volunteers working on emergency operations
– cages, tents, tables and other equipment
– animal food and formula
– feeding bottles, teats, syringes, needles, wipes
– wraps and pouches
– rehydration fluid and other first aid medication
– veterinary costs
– first aid kit materials
– PPE and safety equipment for volunteers including hats, sunscreen, fluoro vests, torches
– water and food for volunteer refreshments
– hiring fees for local hall or room to be used as a wildlife emergency operation centre
– whitegoods replaced due to flood or storm damage
– other small speciality assets to support wildlife emergency response (under $3500 per item)
Ineligible expenses for this grant:
– stipends or personal payments for time worked
– administration costs
– any costs incurred as part of business as usual e.g. hotline expenses, normal office materials
– any costs not incurred as a result of, or in preparation for the designated emergency
– any item not on the eligible expenses list
All applications must comply with essential criteria. Applications that do not confirm the following for their organisation will not be accepted:
Have endorsement from the organisations chair or treasurer
During the assessment process, the following assessment criteria will be scored:
Priority will be given to:
Successful grantees will be required to meet the following Milestone dates:
Milestone 1: Signing and upload of contract: by May 30, 2022
Milestone 2: Submission of a final report including financial report and story on Wildlife Heroes website promoting the project and acknowledging the Foundation: by November 30, 2022
No extensions will be granted.
The information provided in the final report will be shareable with the general public, media, government and potential funders, to maintain awareness of the need for and benefits of supporting wildlife emergencies.
The Wildlife Heroes – NSW Flood Emergency Grant 2022 program will be administered using the online SmartyGrants grant management program. Applications must be made via SmartyGrants.
The following documents will also be stored by SmartyGrants:
Applications will only be accepted via the online applications portal, Smarty Grants.