Friday, 3 July 2009

Can you do something to benefit animals? Something innovative, original, that can be replicated, provide new knowledge? You might like to apply to Voiceless for a grant. See the details below.


We are delighted to announce that applications are now being accepted for Voiceless’s 2009 Grants Program.

Now in its sixth year, the Grants Program has awarded almost $1 million to universities, councils, animal protection and non-profit organisations for projects that improve the lives of animals in Australia.

In 2008, nearly $140,000 was awarded to twelve recipients for projects addressing a range of issues, including factory farming, animal experimentation, vegetarianism, influencing political change for animals, interstate long distance transportation of animals and animal law.

Due to the success of the Grants Program the application process has been streamlined this year; applications can only be submitted online and must be in by 31st July.

2009 applications will only be considered for projects that fall into one or more of the following categories:
  • factory farming;
  • the commercial kangaroo industry;
  • building animal protection as a social justice movement.

In addition, all projects must be relevant to animals in Australia and either change attitudes or build awareness about animal suffering, encourage the public to take action for animals in their personal lives, or work to modify or create new laws or policies to further animal protection in Australia.

Please see our website for further details about selection criteria and the application process,

Applicants will be notified during September as to whether their application has been successful. Grants will be awarded at the annual Voiceless Awards Event on Monday 7th December at the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation in Paddington – an event that has become known as the ‘Oscars’ of the Australian animal protection community.

For further information about the Voiceless Grants Program, please contact Elaine Morris or (02) 9357 0723.

With kind regards
The Voiceless team


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