QRIC Racing Animal Welfare Grants closing soon

Applications for the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission’s (QRIC) Queensland-wide Racing Animal Welfare (RAW) grants program are closing soon.

The grants program funds up to $10,000 for eligible projects that support the Commission’s animal welfare objectives, and community-based organisations working in this space are encouraged to apply for funding support through this program.

Queensland Racing Integrity Commissioner Ross Barnett said the grants program was a win-win for the animal racing community, for the Commission and for animal welfare.

“By supporting organisations that are already doing great work in the community, we amplify the work of the Commission and improve animal welfare outcomes to a greater extent than we could on our own,” he said.

“The result will be a state-wide animal welfare community, sharing knowledge, coordinating and maximising retired racing animal welfare efforts.”

Applications have been open since 1 July 2019 for projects commencing from 1 January 2020 and will close on 31 August 2019.

Commission staff are available to support applicants through the application process, with applicants to be notified of results mid-November 2019.

For more information about the grants, including RAW grants program guidelines visit https://qric.qld.gov.au/veterinary-services-animal-welfare/grants


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