Unsolicited Funding Request

WIRES works in close partnership with funders and grantees on a broad range of emergency wildlife rescue, rehabilitation, recovery, and preservation projects, and generally does not accept unsolicited funding requests.

Grant funding supporting wildlife projects across Australia, is currently provided via:

Please review the details of these programs, and if your project is eligible for these programs, please apply to these as new grant rounds open. WIRES does not encourage funding requests outside of the above programs, however, WIRES is always open to new and innovative ideas, programs, and partnerships, that will deliver long-term value and impact for native animals.

At times, an exceptional project or opportunity outside the parameters of existing programs may arise, that could significantly improve outcomes for high numbers of individual animals, or the future trajectory of an entire species. In a rare occasion such as this, WIRES may consider supporting an unsolicited grant funding request.

Submitting an Unsolicited Expression of Interest for Grant Funding:

  1. Read the eligibility criteria and assessment guidelines;
  2. If you believe your project may be eligible and you understand and are happy to comply with the assessment guidelines please email [email protected] and if your project is appropriate you will be forwarded a proposal form to submit;
  3. Write a Project Cover Letter explaining why the project falls outside the parameters of WIRES existing programs, the critical nature of the project and the transformational long-term benefits expected to be delivered for the animals or species impacted;

Minimum Eligibility Criteria

Ineligible Projects/Items

Assessment Guidelines

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