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 31st May 2022 unless all funds have been expended.
All times are in AEST.
Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application within one month of submitting it.
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 LGA from 2018-2020.
Applicants will not be eligible for funding if they are:
Applicants will be eligible for funding if they are:
Applicants will not be eligible for funding in either round if they are:
Eligible items the grant can pay for:
A total of $50,000 is available for allocation over 12 months during the 2020/21 and 2021/22 financial years.
In this program the maximum grant available is $2000 per application. 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, and if the grant round is still open and funds are available.
The key goal of the fund is to improve the health and safety of volunteer wildlife rehabilitators in NSW.
The key output will be to increase the number of volunteer wildlife rehabilitators vaccinated against Q fever.
The program aims to achieve the following outcomes:
Vaccination is not available for people who have
NSW Health generally advises that a minimum of 7 days should pass between vaccinations of different types, i.e. if you receive a Covid-19 vaccine, wait 7 days before receiving your Q fever vaccine. For more information please contact NSW Health or consult your doctor.
All applications must comply with essential criteria. Applications that do not confirm the following for their group will not be accepted:
During the assessment process, the following assessment criteria will be scored:
Priority will be given to:
The NSW Wildlife Heroes Q Fever Vaccination Grant 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.