16-43 – Responsible Pet Ownership Grants Program – Successful Applicants in Year Three

What’s new or changing

  • Applications for year three of the Responsible Pet Ownership Grants Program have now been assessed and 35 projects with a total project value of $302,591 will receive grant funding.
  • Starting in 2014-15, the NSW Government committed $900,000 over three years to the Grants Program.

What this will mean for your council

  • All applicants will receive correspondence from Office of Local Government in relation to their individual application.
  • Successful applicants will be paid the approved grant funding amount after returning their signed Funding Agreement to Office of Local Government.

Key points

  • The Grants Program provides funding to councils to deliver projects that increase microchipping, lifetime registration and desexing rates and address the issue of dangerous dogs in the community.
  • The third round of the Grants Program closed on 29 April 2016, with a total of 50 applications received.
  • An Assessment Panel was established to make recommendations on funding and assess applications in accordance with the Responsible Pet Ownership Grants Program Guidelines.

Where to go for further information

  • A list of successful applicants in the third year of the Grants Program is available on the Office of Local Government’s website at

Tim Hurst

Acting Chief Executive