Funding and support for our work comes from many sources
1. Visitor Centre admission fees and merchandise sales
2. Grants and Donations
3. Memberships
4. Volunteers and volunteering organisations
5. Bat colleagues (carers, scientists etc) around the world
6. Local community groups. These include Tablelands National Parks Volunteers, TREAT Trees for the Evelyn and Atherton Tablelands, FNQWR Far North Queensland Wildlife Rescue Association, and School for Field Studies
7. Research

We have been reasonably successful at attracting funding to develop our infrastructure of equipment, cages, vehicle and visitor centre. However it is difficult to secure grants for running costs associated with our rescue, rehabilitation and release work. Our next major challenge though is to find enough funding for a salaried position so that the Bat Hospital is sustainable.

We are listed on the Register of Environmental Organisations, which allows us to accept tax-deductible donations.

We have been sucessful in obtaining the following grants and donations over the years.

 

 

 

Photo: Ghost Bat (Steve Parish)

ghost bat

GRANTS AND DONATIONS OVER $1000

2001
International Year of the Volunteer $4300 for a new computer system
International Year of the Volunteer $3400 design and printing of Spectacled flying fox volunteer tshirt
Natural Heritage Trust (NRM community grant) $9926 Raising Public Awareness of Spectacled Flying Fox Issues
Environmental Protection Authority $1035 Wild Tobacco research project
Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland $1700 microchipping project
Environmental Protection Authority $3000 Taste and odour deterrant trials

2003
Perpetual Trustees Russell McKimmin Charitable Trust $5000 and Rothwell Wildlife Preservation Trust $13000
Coordinating Rescue, Research, and Education for the Spectacled flying fox.

2004
World Wide Fund for Nature WWF (Threatened Species Unit) $21000 Abating Threats to Spectacled flying foxes and their Mabi Habitat.
Synchronicity Foundation $2800 A gift that we have chosen to spend on building a microbat cage.
Australian Government Department of Family and Community Services $1159.09 A new large fridge for volunteers.
Maize Festival, Atherton $250 Best non-motorised float "Batwoman and Friends"

2005
Dorothy Ann Foundation $12800 A gift we used to replace the old wooden cage with a new steel framed cage, used in tick paralysis season; and to help support the large number of orphans rescued in late 2004 and released early 2005.
Synchronicity Foundation $9000 A gift we used in part to replace the old wooden cage with a new steel framed cage; develop a new poster, and microships.
International Fund for Animal Welfare $500 A grant to help support the large number of orphans rescued in late 2004.
Australian Geographic Magazine $850 A grant to help support the large number of orphans rescued in late 2004.
Worldwide Fund for Nature
$1500 A grant to help support the large number of orphans rescued in late 2004.
Australian Tropical Research Foundation
$1100 A grant to help support the large number of orphans rescued in late 2004.
Queensland Wildlife Hospital $250 A grant to help support the large number of orphans rescued in late 2004.
Wildlife Assistance and information Fund WAIF$300 A grant to help support the large number of orphans rescued in late 2004.

DONATIONS OVER $50 David Lennard and Elke Sehmer (monthly), Tree Kangaroo and Mammal Group,

2006
Dorothy Ann Foundation (USA) $12800 A gift for the bat hospital.
Synchronicity Foundation (UK) $12,841.02 A gift for the bat hospital.
David Lennard and Elke Sehmer $2500 A gift for the bat hospital.
World Wide Fund for Nature WWF $18,093.65 Wildlife-friendly fencing project
Australian Ethical investments $3500 A new trailer and wildlife-friendly fencing project
Wildlife Assistance and Information Fund WAIF
$3000 Post-cyclone cold-room.
Far North Queensland Natural Resource Management FNQNRM
$3000 Post-cyclone help.
Wet Tropics Management Authority WTMA
$5000 Post-cyclone help.
Bat Conservation International BCI (USA)
$2600 Short film for wildlife-friendly fencing project.

2007
Australian Geographic Society $27, 624.11 The visitor centre
David Lennard and Elke Sehmer Monthly donations
Wet Tropics Management Authority $10000 The visitor centre
Synchronicity Foundation (UK) $12022.12 The visitor centre
Dorothy Ann Foundation (USA) $29779.63 Vehicle for the bat hospital(Toyota Yaris) and the visitor centre
Gambling Community Benefit Fund $2851 Computer and accessories for the visitor centre
Australian Tropical Research Foundation $2000

2008
Dorothy Ann Foundation (USA) $18610 The visitor centre
Synchronicity Foundation (UK) $10626 The visitor centre
Queensland Government (Blueprint for the Bush programme) $66626 The visitor centre
North Queensland WIldlife Trust $5000 The visitor centre
Reef Casino Benefit Fund
$3685 Computer equipment for the visitor centre
International Fund for Animal Welfare $2200 Bat rescue work
Australian Tropical Research Foundation $1000 Bat rescue work
Environmental Protection Authority $2736 Bat rescue work
David Lennard and Elke Sehmer Monthly donations $4050
Hilary Fassnidge $11618
Wildlife Preservation Society of Australia $250 Educaiton work

2009
Synchronicity Foundation (UK) $13,106
Australian Government (GVEHO program) $1500 adminstration grant
Australian Government (Volunteer Grants Program) $2900
Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland $500 The visitor centre
Hilary Fassnidge
$6086
Wildlife Conservancy of Tropical Queensland $4000
David Lennard and Elke Sehmer Monthly donations $2950
Westpac Matching Gifts $4050

2010
Australian Government (Caring for Country Community Action Grants) $6818.18
Australian Government (GVEHO program) $1500 adminstration grant
Supporting Spectacled Flying-foxes as natural resource managers in the Wet Tropics
Westpac Matching Gifts $2950
International Fund for Animal Welfare $500 IFAW Action Award 2009 for Animal Welfare and Education
Atherton District Animal Welfare Monthly donations $ 500 - 750
John Hoelle Monthly donations
Wildlife Preservation Society of Australia $500
Margaret Thorsborne Trust $500 Wildlife Friendly fencing brochures
Australian Wildlife Supplies $300 Wildlife Friendly fencing brochures
Hilary Fassnidge $7874.46
Megan Davidson $1000 Tick anti-toxin

2011
Australian Government (Caring for Country Community Action Grants) $19250 Educating the community about wildlife friendly fencing
Atherton District Animal Welfare Society Monthly donations $750
David Lennard and Elke Sehmer Monthly donations
John Hoelle Monthly donations

2012
Australian Government (DFACS $2500) administration grant
Atherton District Animal Welfare Society Monthy donations $150 Food and medical supplies

2013
Australian Government (DFACS $2500) administration
Atherton District Animal Welfare Society Monthy donations $150 Food and medical supplies
Australian Government $2200 administration grant

2014
Westpac Matching Gifts $2500
Nature Picture Library $2634
Atherton District Animal Welfare Society Monthy donations $150 Food and medical supplies

2015
Heritage Bank $11000 Volunteer of the Year
Atherton District Animal Welfare Society Monthly donations $150 Food and medical supplies

2016
Ergon Energy Community Fund $5450 Energy Savings for the Bat Hospital
Atherton District Animal Welfare Society Monthly donations Food and medical supplies