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Small grants support vital work

Thanks to funding from various small grants, AMRRIC will be able to deliver more educational activities, like this dog collar quoits competition held during the Ramingining Dog Festival in 2017.

Many AMRRIC projects are supported by funding from business and government grants. Behind the scenes, our staff are regularly reviewing grant suitability and in collaboration with our community partners, developing proposal for projects that we would like to see delivered. This calendar year, we have been fortunate enough to be awarded a number of small grants that will help us to assist communities in need…

If you follow AMRRIC on facebook, earlier in the year you may have seen that AMRRIC was successful in obtaining a Northern Territory Community Benefits Grant which has enabled us to produce a number of community engagement materials, including educational posters, AMRRIC-branded caps and tennis balls, and a reprint of AMRRIC’s frequently requested ‘Staying Safe Around Dogs’ DVD. These educational items will help to support the messages delivery by our team, and encourage conversations between children and family members about responsible pet ownership in remote communities.

Sponsorship from the Inpex Ichthys LNG Project will enhance the existing veterinary services provided to the nine Indigenous communities within the Greater Darwin Region, and will fund the additional delivery of parasite control medication, pet identification collars and much needed vaccination to prevent parvo virus. AMRRIC has been working with the communities around the Darwin region for many years now, and thanks the Ichthys LNG Project for providing us with the opportunity to continue and enhance services to these local communities.

Thanks to the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal, AMRRIC will be able to deliver a targeted education campaign on responsible pet ownership, in Maningrida – a large Indigenous community on the Northern coastline of the Northern Territory. Following on from a very successful veterinary program in April, customised education will assist the community to further develop responsible pet ownership behaviours and knowledge around animal care, empathy and safety.  The grant will help to fund the time and travel of AMRRIC’s Education Officer to design and deliver culturally tailored educational activities, in collaboration with West Arnhem Regional Council, and the local school and community groups.

While all of these grants are of $5,000 value or less, the benefits that these grants enable AMRRIC to deliver are enormous.  We are extremely grateful to be awarded these grants, and thank the grantees for their generous support of AMRRIC’s work.



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