Animals and Environment
Our economy and lifestyle are dependent on healthy water, soil, climate, oceans and bio-diversity. Improving and conserving the health of our natural environment, particularly its flora and fauna including the welfare and well-being of domestic animals, is important for many of the charitable trusts managed by Equity Trustees. Across this broad, inter-linked spectrum, funding is provided in three areas of focus: Animal Welfare; Conservation; and Climate Change.
Grant programs in this area will focus solely on canines. Focusing on improving the health and safety of canines, along with supporting animal welfare organisations, dedicated to improving rehoming services for lost, abandoned and unclaimed canines as well as those who assist in making de-sexing and micro-chipping services more affordable and accessible to the broader community.
Australia is home to many species of which are not found anywhere else in the world. However, it has the fifth highest number of threatened endemic species in the world. Increasing the viability of Australia’s most threatened mammals is our priority in this area of focus.
At the heart of all environmental matters is the state of the climate and Climate Change. However, Climate Change is not only an environmental issue. The impacts of unchecked global warming are significant, having been described as the defining human development issue of our generation and one of the greatest ecological, economic and social challenges facing us today. This pillar is supported by the Robert Hicks Foundation whose funding aim is to support Australia to achieve net zero emissions by 2040. Funding partnerships are in place for the major grants program and a small grants program is currently under development.
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