The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with improving the lives of animals great and small, with funding announced today for the Bendigo Animal Welfare Community Service.
Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan announced that the Bendigo Animal Welfare Community Service would receive $50,000 from the Labor Government’s Animal Welfare Fund Grants Program.
Bendigo Animal Welfare Community Service will use the grant for the construction of a training facility for rescue dogs to exercise, rehabilitate, train and socialise.
The areas will provide safe, secure spaces for dogs of all sizes.
The funding has been awarded as part of the first round of grants administered by Animal Welfare Victoria and is the sixth round of grants supported by the Government’s Animal Welfare Grants Fund.
All applications for grants were reviewed by a panel of three department staff and one external assessor approved by the Minister.
Not-for-profit animal welfare organisations could apply for large grants of up to $50,000 and small grants of up to $10,000.
Grant funding can be awarded to projects that provide community education programs, animal relief services and facilities, facilities to promote dog exercise and socialisation, as well as upgrades to facilities to improve companion animal welfare.
For more information, visit animalwelfare.vic.gov.au
Quotes attributable to Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan
“Animal welfare matters to all Victorians and it matters to the Andrews Labor Government – its why we’re getting on with giving our animal shelters and rescues the funds they need to support our furry loved ones.”
“We’re improving the welfare of animals across Victoria through a range of measures, including funding to improve current shelters, facilities and programs, and by reforming of Victoria’s animal welfare laws, including ending cruel and barbaric puppy farming.”
“This funding will make such a difference to our beloved pet dogs in Bendigo and create a supportive environment in which they can thrive well into the future.”