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Lord Mayor’s Community Sustainability Grants Program 2015-16

Posted on July 27, 2015 at 10:05 pm

Brisbane City Council grants will open on 27 July under the Lord Mayor’s Community and Sustainability Environmental Grants program 2015-16 to support community groups, non-profit organisations and registered native wildlife carers achieve environmental and sustainability projects.

Submit your application online by 31 August 2015.

A total of $430,000 is available across four grant sub-categories.

  • Environmental Grants: Community groups and non-profit organisations can apply for grants between $1000 and $20,000 to undertake environmental initiatives for local or citywide environmental projects.
  • Sustainability Grants: Non-profit organisations can apply for grants between $200 and $5000 to undertake energy audits, supporting the reduction of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Native Wildlife Carer Grants: Individuals and non-profit organisations can apply for grants between $200 to $5000 for the rehabilitation and release of orphaned, sick and injured native wildlife originating from within the Brisbane City Council area.
  • Cultivating Community Gardens Grants: Community groups and non-profit organisations can apply for grants between $1000 to $2500 to establish, develop and maintain community gardens on Council-owned and other land.

More information

  • Visit the environment and sustainability grants page on Council’s website for more information including grant guidelines and access to the online application forms.
  • Speak with one of Council’s Creek Catchment Officers and Habitat Brisbane Officers, who can assist you identify and plan on-ground environmental projects.
  • Phone Council on 07 3403 8888 to speak with Council’s Program Officer (Grants) in the Community Conservation Support Team about all grant related queries.

 

 

 

Posted by Vicky Dawson



Threatened species

Posted on July 17, 2015 at 1:50 am

Have you spotted a threatened species or want to become more involved in helping save threatened species?

Spot our Species is a mobile-enabled web app that provides location-relevant information on threatened species, habitats, species recovery actions, and threats. It is a great tool to engage children and young adults in the world of threatened species and help them to learn more about the species we live with. Users can find out how to get involved in species conservation by searching community groups.

Posted by Vicky Dawson



2016 Wildlife Rehabilitation Conference

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 1:51 am

The 2016 Conference will be held in Victoria in early August 2016

Please watch awrc.org.au for further information as it is released

Posted by Vicky Dawson



Lynda Staker’s updated manual for Macropd Husbandry

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 1:48 am

Our recent RnR had a typo in the email address.

Please note that the correct address to contact Lynda is

macropodology@optusnet.com.au

Posted by Vicky Dawson



Free pouches available to wildlife rehabilitators from IFAW

Posted on May 17, 2015 at 9:49 pm

You may have seen IFAW’s call-out for mittens and pouches for native wildlife in the past months http://www.ifaw.org/australia/get-involved/help-make-pouches-orphaned-joeys_old.

The response from people across Australia and the world was incredible and demonstrates just how much people care about our precious wildlife and appreciate your efforts to look after them.

Many of these people loved the opportunity to help in a practical way. As a result IFAW have Read More →

Posted by Annie Saunders



Save the Bilby Fund

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 6:26 am

Each year Save The Bilby Fund’s Face The Challenge Crossword Competition for school-aged children has been a great success and operates in third term with the prize winners announced on School’s Bilby Day (the Friday before National Bilby Day the second Sunday in September annually). Face The Challenge Crossword Competition for 2015 will be developed soon and is due to be launched in July.

Posted by Vicky Dawson



Storm aftermath

Posted on February 23, 2015 at 10:27 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with all those across the State who have suffered in any way from the recent storms.  This is a reminder that we have a special fund to which donations can be made to help those wildlife rehabilitators who have damaged enclosures or lost equipment.  On this site go to “How can I help” and choose “Donations” from the drop down menu.  Here you will find both how to make a donation or if you are a wildlife rehabilitators who has damaged or lost equipment or need post storm assistance you will find the paperwork to apply for assistance.

For all other enquiries please send us an email to secretary@qwrc.org.au

Posted by Annie Saunders



Code of Practice

Posted on December 4, 2014 at 1:44 am

We would  like to remind all carers that the new Code of Practice has been in place since March 2013. We have had a 24 month transition period to ensure our facilities meet with the minimum enclosure sizes as per the Code. EHP may be checking on carer facilities in the new year.

We recommend that all carers familiarise themselves with the new sizes and ensure your facilities meet these minimum standards. If your enclosures do not meet these standards then a plan needs to be put into place to increase them.

A copy of the code is available via this website

Should you have any queries regarding these requirements please contact your local QWRC Councillor.

 

Posted by Vicky Dawson



2015 Meeting dates

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 2:38 am

The meeting dates for 2015 are as follows. All meetings are at RSPCA at Wacol and commence at 9am. The meetings usually fall on the fourth Monday of the month except where there is a Public Holiday

19th January; 23rd February; 23rd March; 27th April; 25th May; 22nd June; 27th July; 24th August; 28th September; 26th October; 23rd November; 18th January 2016

 

 

Posted by Vicky Dawson



Permits

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 10:42 am

Please note that the Queensland Wildlife Rehabilitation Council is NOT a wildlife carer group and DOES NOT ISSUE PERMITS to wildlife carers so being a member does not entitle you to care for wildlife. Permits are available either from the Qld Department of Environment and Heritage Protection or wildlife rehabilitation groups if they hold a permit.. Please ensure that you have a piece of paper that says that you have a permit. It will be dated, list the species and number of animals you are permitted to care for.

For more information please internet search for ‘qld wildlife rehabilitation permit’.

Posted by Vicky Dawson



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