Vote early and vote often.
That's the clear message from the wildlife rescue group FAWNA as it competes with 32 other Australian applicants for national funding.
The Mid-North Coast organisation has been shortlisted for the 2019 Australian Ethical community grant funding round.
Community voting opened on Monday, July 8, and the volunteer group needs community support for its application.
If successful, the funds will be used for aviaries, enclosures and heat pads for the group's wildlife charges in rehabilitation care, said FAWNA president Meredith Ryan.
"This grant application, if successful, will allow FAWNA to help its volunteers with vital wildlife care equipment," she said.
"FAWNA needs community help in the voting process that allows multiple votes over the period from July 8 to 29. We have been told the competition is tough, so being shortlisted is a testament to the great work we do with injured and orphaned wildlife."
Ms Ryan said FAWNA is currently working through its records to June 30 which shows a spike in calls outs and care. A report, which will be forwarded to National Parks and Wildlife Service, will show that FAWNA volunteers have listed 3889 native animals needing help in some way through the past 12 months.
To vote go to www.australianethical.com.au/community-grants