Applications open 9.00am Monday 17 August 2020 and close 5.00pm (AEST) Monday 31 August 2020.
Successful applicants will be notified by 4 September 2020
All grant applicants should have documented policies and procedures for ABLV risk management, including use of personal protective equipment, pre- and post-exposure protocols and additional industry specific control measures.
Protocols must note that “Only rabies-vaccinated people who are experienced in handling bats and wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) should handle, rescue or examine a bat.”
Many elements of the assessment criteria below will also be future requirements of the NPWS accreditation program for the NSW wildlife rehabilitation sector.
Eligible items the grant can pay for:
Grants made available through this program are one off or multi-year to a maximum of two years.
The funds are available for allocation in the 2019-2020 financial year are $70,000
In this program the minimum grant available per year is $300 and the maximum grant available is $4,500. Applications are welcome for 1 or 2 years of funding.
Applications are welcomed from:
Applicants will not be eligible for funding if they are:
All applications must comply with essential criteria. Applications that do not confirm the following for their group will be rejected:
Applicants (the group) should provide evidence of bat handling policy and procedures that demonstrate compliance with public health recommendations. Evidence of the following will be used to score each application:
Priority will be given to:
The NSW Wildlife Heroes Vaccination Fund 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: