Environment Minister David Templeman today presented Native Arc with a $10,000 cheque from the State Government’s Community Grants Scheme.
“Native Arc was born from one woman’s desire to make a difference by providing care and help to sick and injured wildlife,” Mr Templeman said.
“It has grown into an incredibly impressive organisation that not only provides comfort and medical care for animals, but also informs the community about wildlife through education and training courses.
“Karen Pryce-Howells and those like her are truly inspirational and I am so proud to be able to support them.
“Their tireless work is giving these precious creatures a second chance and also ensuring that future generations can continue to experience our unique wildlife.
“I am delighted that this grant will help them to keep up their amazing work by providing for food and medication and provide specialist equipment and training.”
The Minister said the State Government was committed to supporting volunteer-based wildlife rescue and rehabilitation groups.
“We are committed to assisting grass-roots conservation groups and individuals through our Community Conservation Grants scheme,” he said.
The Community Conservation Grants Scheme is an annual scheme which assists conservation groups undertaking activities that benefit the environment and nature conservation.
Fauna rescue and rehabilitation grants are offered as part of the scheme, and these are offered to individuals or incorporated groups, who can generally receive small grants of $500 towards the costs of their animal rescue and rehabilitation activities.
A special allocation of some of the funds in 2008 has allowed a higher level of assistance to be provided to larger fauna rehabilitation groups to undertake more significant projects than is achievable under the normal grants program.
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