Wildlife Heroes

NSW Wildlife Heroes Medium to Large Asset Grant Round

The NSW Wildlife Heroes Project is managed by the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife with funding from the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust.

Wildlife Heroes is proud to announce its latest grant round aimed at assisting wildlife rehabilitation volunteers in their essential work. This funding opportunity will be open from 11th November until 11:59pm 11th December, 2022. Grants for up to $15,000 per wildlife rehabilitation group, and $4,000 per independent wildlife rehabilitator, will be available to eligible NSW applicants in need of medium to large sized assets.

Goals of the grant round are to:

• Enable volunteers to acquire, build, repair, or upgrade medium to large sized animal enclosures.
• Enable volunteers to acquire assets that will alleviate reliance on volunteers’ personal property e.g., storage containers and car trailers.
• Enable volunteers to purchase specialised assets that will result in positive wildlife welfare outcomes e.g., misting systems for bat heat-stress events, fitting out trailers for emergency wildlife response.
• Increase the capacity, and improve the capability, of volunteers to accomplish their critical work of wildlife rehabilitation.

This grant round has been tailored to reflect feedback given during volunteer consultation earlier this year. Applicants are encouraged to consider versatility when planning their application i.e., assets that are relocatable, multi-purpose and/or able to be shared between rehabilitators. This is to ensure the items remain within the wildlife rehabilitation sector into the future.

For more information and to check eligibility criteria, go to:



Echidna, Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital