Wild dog eradication grants 2020
The Wild Dog Eradication Program is an industry-funded program delivered via the Sheep and Goat Industry Funding Scheme (IFS). The aim of the Program is to deliver clear benefits to the Western Australian sheep and goat industry by reducing the impact of wild dogs. As part of the program, eligible groups and organisations can apply for grants to support the eradication of wild dogs from dog-fenced areas* of Western Australia.
Up to $2.25 million is available over three years from 1 July 2020.
Grants of up to $600 000 (maximum of $200 000 per year) are available for projects through an open, competitive process. The maximum period for proposed projects is three years.
The Wild Dog Eradication grants will be offered to:
- Support the delivery of on-ground wild dog control measures (including monitoring/surveillance; excluding fencing); and/or
- Support research and development (including training) to improve wild dog management and control; and
- Complement the wild dog control activities currently underway in Western Australia.
Expressions of interest will be sought as a first step.
Expressions of interest that follow the guidelines and criteria for the Wild Dog Eradication Program: Grants 2020 will be accepted via SmartyGrants until 12 midnight (AWST) on 12 January 2020.
It is expected that applicants will be notified of the outcome of their Expression of Interest by the end of January 2020. Successful Expressions of Interest will be invited to submit a full project proposal.
*Including the agricultural region inside the State Barrier Fence