14-22 – Responsible Pet Ownership Grants Program – call for applications

What’s new or changing

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

What this means for your council

  • The Grants Program is seeking to fund responsible pet ownership projects with a focus on innovation and collaboration, 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 councils and/or partners to the overall cost of the project.
  • Applications must be sent to the Responsible Pet Ownership Grants Program email address:
  • The closing date for applications is 5:00pm, Friday 3 October 2014.

Key points

  • Year 1 funding applications can be made from Monday 25 August 2014.
  • Individual councils may apply for up to $15,000 and a group of councils may submit a combined application for up to $50,000.

Where to go for further information

  • The Responsible Pet Ownership Grants Program Guidelines are available for download on the Office of Local Government’s website

Steve Orr

Acting Chief Executive
Office of Local Government