Regional Community Vet Clinic awarded $50,000 from Australian Government in partnership with the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR).
Regional Community Vet Clinic (RCVC), a Mt Alexander Shire based Not-For-Profit organisation, are delighted to announce that as of 31st March 2023 they have been awarded a grant of $50,000 from The Australian Government in partnership with the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal www.frrr.org.au. This grant brings the organisation very close to its funding target to build a dedicated facility for not-for-profit veterinary care in regional Victoria.
Castlemaine, Victoria – April 4, 2023
Regional Community Vet Clinic (RCVC) are delighted to announce that they are the proud recipients of a $50,000 grant from the FRRR Strengthening Rural Communities – Large grant stream, these grants are awarded on a competitive basis and RCVC directors are pleased that their mission to provide facilities that provide affordable, quality veterinary care for companion animals when their owners are experiencing social disadvantage or financial hardship is being recognised by granting bodies as worthy of support.
This grant was awarded to RCVC on the grounds of reducing social isolation, providing volunteer opportunities, and fostering resilience post pandemic through supporting the establishment of a low-cost vet clinic for the companion animals of disadvantaged community members.
RCVC despite not yet having its own facilities, has been working tirelessly operating monthly pop-up clinics and expanding its social outreach program which has already amounted in over 400 hours of volunteer time spent supporting the community.
With funding goals looking close to being reached, RCVC are hopeful of meeting their goal of opening a dedicated clinic by the end of 2023, with all further funding being used to cover operational expenses and grow their social outreach program.
Donating to Regional Community Vet Clinic:
Regional Community Vet Clinic were granted deductible gift recipient (DGR) status in June 2022 meaning all donations over $2 are fully tax deductible.
For those interested in contributing their fundraising campaign can be found at https://rcvc.org.au/donate/
Volunteering at Regional Community Vet Clinic:
RCVC are in the process of finalising their volunteer program and are interested in hearing from aspiring volunteers from all walks of life at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0493 447 394
About Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR):
FRRR is the only national foundation specifically focused on ensuring social and economic strength in rural, regional & remote areas of Australia by aligning government, philanthropic and local community purpose and investment. FRRR provides funding and capacity building support at the hyper-local level. We have reach, relationships, networks, and know-how to align funding, big and small, to community-led solutions that build resilience and long-term viability and vitality of smaller remote, rural, and regional communities across Australia.
Visit https://frrr.org.au/ for more information
About Regional Community Vet Clinic:
Regional Community Vet Clinic (RCVC) was founded in 2021 with the belief that companion animals play a vital role in the welfare and overall wellbeing of residents in regional communities.
Our mission is to establish facilities that provide affordable, quality veterinary care for companion animals when their owners are experiencing social disadvantage or financial hardship in Central Victoria.
Co-Founder & Secretary
Mobile: +61 411 823 787