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As a sister program to Buddy’s Grant, we’re introducing a brand-new grant initiative called Missy’s Mini Grants! This will allow us to help more rescues in different ways, with grants of up to $10,000 to assist a dog rescue organization with an idea that they have for making a real and lasting change in their community.

A Grant may be awarded to an organisation with a strong plan for improvement, which will create a direct and long-term positive impact on helping rescue dogs and reducing the number of adoptable dogs euthanized in Australia to ZERO.


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Rather than pay off regular vet or food bills and recurring operating costs, this Grant is intended for a project that will create long-term change for dogs in need (Project). Our intention is that the Project will:

(a)                assist dogs needing help through rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming initiatives;

(b)                be proactive in reducing the euthanasia rate of abandoned dogs;

(c)                support a local or wider community of people and their dogs, keeping them at home, and preventing the occurrence of unwanted puppies;

(d)                provide education and awareness about rescue dogs; and

(e)                be sustainable and ethical.


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                    Applicants must:

(a)                be a registered organisation with a current Australian Business Number (ABN) or Australian Company Number (ACN);

(b)                be a current member of the Adopt-A-Dog program as at the time the applicant submits an application;

(c)                be registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC);

(d)                hold deductible gift recipient status; and

(e)                have a clearly defined and relevant Project that meets the Grant application criteria.


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Applications are expected to:

(a)                have a focused, well defined Project, with clear milestones if applicable

(b)                include an explanation of how your Project meets our objectives, will impact the community, and make an improvement to dogs' wellbeing in both the short and long term;

(c)                demonstrate an understanding of the target community and their needs, referencing relevant data (eg. reports, studies);

(d)                have a clear, detailed budget;

(e)                have a time frame that demonstrates the proposal is ready for funding and supported by a clear scope and realistic timing to completion;

(f)                 an indication of who will plan, manage, and deliver the overall Project;

(g)                clearly stated outputs and outcomes, including the measures that will assess whether these have been achieved;

(h)                describe your strategy to encourage involvement and participation in your Project, if relevant;

(i)                  note any relevant experience delivering similar services or activities, and how these have benefitted the community;

(j)                  include details of existing links or relationships in the target community, and capability to involve them if necessary;

(k)                specify a preference as to whether the Grant should be paid in one lump sum, or in progress stages, and why.


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To apply for one of Missy's Mini Grants please download and complete this word document and send your funding application along with any relevant attachments, addressing all the expectations above, to

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