Wildlife Food Support

Wildlife Food Support

Wildlife Food Support

With the generous support of Woolworths, WIRES is providing wildlife volunteers nationally food subsidies. The first round of applications has now closed, please contact WIRES for information on when the next round will be made available.

For those who have applied, WIRES will be in contact soon. If you have any questions about your application, please refer to the FAQs below

Objectives of Food Support

This newly created program was made possible by donations by Woolworths stores around Australia through the Reindeer Carrots and other opportunities. WIRES is distributing funds to Wildlife groups and volunteers to access specialised wildlife food which will in turn help reduce their costs, as rescue demands increase in the warmer months.

WIRES are partnering with suppliers to ensure the best quality of food can be delivered direct to volunteers all around the country.

Funding is limited and the amount allocated to each individual or group will depend on the volume of eligible applications received and funds available per state.

Applications closed 22/11/2021

Who is Eligible?

To be eligible, Volunteers;


Why food?

Wildlife have many needs, but the most immediate is appropriate food and water. WIRES and Woolworths are committed to supporting wildlife in immediate need.

How are applications assessed?

WIRES will be providing support as fairly as can be, distributed across states and territories according to donations received. Carers and groups with demonstrated need for support or extreme circumstances will be given priority.

Can groups submit multiple applications?

Volunteers should consult with their groups prior to application to ensure the most effective use of resources is provided for wildlife. Geographic spread, number of carers and structure will inform how groups are supported.

Why only these suppliers?

WIRES is collaborating with authorised wildlife food suppliers to provide the most appropriate food for spring animals.

What options are there for things other than food?

Currently this program only supports Food for Wildlife. WIRES has other grant opportunities and programs throughout the year which provide a range of support including equipment and training.

When will successful applicants be notified?

Submissions closed 22 November 2021. Successful applicants will be notified within a month of applying.

If you are eligible and interested in future food support, please contact [email protected]

To find out more about our food support programs in partnership with Woolworths, go to: wires.org.au/wildlife-programs/partners/woolworths

Wildlife Food Support

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