Equine Crisis Relief Fund
This project will establish an Equine Crisis Relief Fund that will assist horse owners in distress during times of natural disasters and emergencies such as bushfire, drought, flood, storm/property damage.
This Tucker Foundation grant will provide seed funding essential for this project.
• Develop project specific processes and procedures
• Develop social media strategies for online promotion of the Fund and target regional rural press to make them aware during a crisis
• Assess triaged Funding Applications by a selection committee
• Key stakeholders to be surveyed for satisfaction, types of support provided and associated costs, other support that would have been helpful during the crisis, follow up support needed etc.
• Learnings from this project will be published with the aim to grow the Fund and scale the support.
Specific support to horse owners in distress may include:
• Provide emergency small relief grants and horse feed vouchers
• Coordination and transportation of affected horses to temporary accommodation
• Provide financial assistance for short term temporary accommodation for horse/s
• Securing of fences
• Emergency vet support