Grants Animals Environment

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.

Animal Welfare
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. 

Conservation
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. 

Climate Change
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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Grants Available

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    Animal Welfare Small Grants Program

    A small grants program will be open to Victorian organisations. The focus will be on improving re-homing services for abandoned and unclaimed canines as well as affordable and accessible de-sexing and micro-chipping services.

    Further information, including guidelines and application forms, will be available by the end of 2016.This program is supported by: The Hazel and Arthur Bruce Bequest, Kathleen Agnes Back Estate and Elizabeth Mary William Trust – ECF.


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    Animal Welfare Research Program

    We will be working with the organisations named by the trusts contributing to this Program to improve:

    • understanding and treatment of common canine illnesses, and
    • rehoming for abandoned an unclaimed canines.

    This program is supported by The John and Mary Kibble Trust and The Peter and Mary Ellen Stone Memorial Fund – QCF.

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    Animal Welfare RSPCA Program

    This invitation only program makes funding available to RSPCA’s for projects aimed at improving the care and welfare of canines.
    This program is supported by The Mary Kibble Trust. 

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    Conservation Small Grants Program

    Albert George and Nancy Caroline Youngman Trust will support the Norman Wettenhall Foundation - Small Environmental Grant Scheme to increase the viability of Australia’s most threatened mammals.

    Equity Trustees will not be accepting applications for this program, rather we recognise the Norman Wettenhall Foundation as leaders in this space and we are pleased to partner with them.

    For further information, and to apply Click Here

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    Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment

    To find out more, download the guidelines or find answers to your frequently asked questions here.