Tuesday 28 June 2022
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Government Launches Animal Welfare Grant Programme for Registered Animal Charities for 2022

Government Launches Animal Welfare Grant Programme for Registered Animal Charities for 2022

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has recently announced the launch of the Animal Welfare Grant Programme for Registered Animal Charities for 2022, inviting applications from registered animal charities providing animal welfare services in Ireland that wish to be considered for funding in 2022.

In welcoming the launch of the Programme for 2022, North Cork Fine Gael Councillor said “Animal welfare is a priority for me and for this government, and I am delighted to see the opening of the application process for animal welfare charities to receive grants from the department to support their valuable work. Ireland and indeed North Cork has a strong, active voluntary sector dedicated to animal welfare, and I want to acknowledge their efforts. Officials from the Department work closely with many of them every day and can testify to their commitment and dedication to preventing animal welfare issues and protecting and caring for surrendered, abandoned and at-risk animals”.

The Programme for Government contains an undertaking to provide additional funding to support animal welfare. The Department awarded a record level of assistance of almost €3.8 million to 98 animal welfare organisations last December which coincided with Ireland’s first Animal Welfare Awareness Day.

Cllr. O’Shea added “This funding for animal welfare organisations is evidence of the government’s ongoing commitment to animal welfare and acknowledged the important role played by animal welfare organisations. These organisations play such a crucial role in ensuring all our animals are cared for and protected. This is frontline work that we can all be proud of.”

All applicants must be registered with the Charities Regulator.

Further details, including Application Form, are available at: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/e881c-animal-welfare/#funding-to-animal-welfare-organisations

Application forms are also available via email from: welfaregrants@agriculture.gov.ie

Applicants are invited to submit applications to: welfaregrants@agriculture.gov.ie

The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 1 July 2022.