COUNCILS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR 'RESPONSIBLE PET OWNERSHIP' GRANTS
Written on the 17 March 2016 by Kevin ConollyState Member for Riverstone, Kevin Conolly MP today encouraged councils to apply for grants under the NSW Government's Responsible Pet Ownership Grants Program.
Kevin Conolly said that individual councils could apply for grants of up to $15,000, while collaborative council projects could receive up to $50,000.Subsidised de-sexing for pets, discounted micro-chipping and education for children about dogs are all programs set to benefit local communities from the NSW Government's Responsible Pet Ownership Grants Program.
"The Responsible Pet Ownership Grants Program helps councils to address important issues such as educating children about animal behaviour, how community members can deal with menacing and dangerous dogs, and reducing dog attacks. There are also programs that deal with the issue of feral cats" Mr Conolly said.Minister for Local Government Paul Toole said the NSW Government had committed $900,000 over three years towards this important Program.
"In the last round of the Responsible Pet Ownership Grants Program, funding was provided to 29 councils," Mr Toole said."These successful programs promote safety around cats and dogs and are an excellent opportunity for community collaboration" Mr Conolly said.
The closing date for round three applications is Friday, 29 April 2016.The Responsible Pet Ownership Grants Program will continue through until 2017.
Author: Kevin Conolly
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