Circulars

16-06 – Responsible Pet Ownership Grants Program – Year 3 (2016-17) – Call for applications

What’s new or changing

  • The NSW Government committed $900,000 over 3 years to the Responsible Pet Ownership Grants Program (2014-15 through to 2016-17).
  • Applications for the third year of funding for the Program can now be made.

What this will mean for your council

  • The Program provides funds for responsible pet ownership projects with a focus on innovation and collaboration.
  • Individual councils may apply for up to $15,000 and a group of councils may submit a combined application for up to $50,000.
  • Projects should provide opportunities to promote better practice in responsible pet ownership, involve demonstrated collaboration between councils and other organisations, and include a co-contribution from applicant council/s and/or partners to the overall cost of the project.

Key points

  • Councils can submit their applications using the template provided in the Responsible Pet Ownership Grants Program Guidelines (March 2016).
  • Applications are to be sent to the Responsible Pet Ownership Grants Program email address: rpogrants@olg.nsw.gov.au
  • The closing date for applications is 5:00pm, Friday 29 April 2016.

Where to go for further information

  • The Responsible Pet Ownership Grants Program Guidelines (March 2016) and application template are available for download on the Office of Local Government’s website https://www.olg.nsw.gov.au

Tim Hurst

Acting Chief Executive