Battersea is committed to supporting other animal rescue organisations. We know that we can help more animals by working together with others than we can alone, especially in areas where the need is high but there is scarce resource and little public help.
We offer a range of grants to help successful applicants develop and deliver specific projects with measurable outcomes that will benefit dogs and cats. Our grants are available to any organisation, no matter how large or small.
Recent grant allocation
At the November Allocation – Battersea were delighted to award 16 Grants to shelters and rescues totalling £122,000.
These grants fell into one of four Programmes below:
Animal partnership programme
This Programme is designed to assist rescue and rehoming organisations that work in collaboration with Battersea to maximise the number of unwanted, stray and abandoned dogs and cats helped throughout the UK, through caring for and finding the best possible homes. Thornberry Animal Sanctuary based in Yorkshire, were awarded funding to develop an existing building at the sanctuary into a fully operational and sterile veterinary suite that can be used by the animals they care for.
Minimum standards programme
This Programme is designed for rescues who are either working towards attaining Minimum Standards or enhancing their Standards. Edinburgh Dogs & Cats Home were successful in being awarded funding to enlarge existing kennels in order to better accommodate dogs with tail injury and larger breed dogs, whom the Home is increasingly being asked to care for.
Academy change programme
The UK Change Plan Programme is specifically designed for those rescues, who having attended a five day Intensive Course, have successful applied for a grant to help bring about lasting change as a result of having attended the Course. Funding was awarded to Luosko German Shepherd Rescue based in Staffordshire, in order for them to redevelop existing kennels in order to make them MS compliant.
For the first time Battersea welcomed International applications from Rescues outside the UK who have attended a five day Intensive Course. Dogtown South Africa were successful in being awarded funding for a band new Adoption Hub – designed to help increase adoptions by better preparing the most rehomable dogs for their forever home. PAWS Mauritius were also delighted to receive funding in order to upgrade their animal shelter, improving sanitation and general facilities.
Spring 2020 timetable
|13 February||Grant programme launched|
|26 March||12 noon deadline for application form|
|27 March–30 April||Assessment Period|
|Week of 11 May||Grants Committee|
|Week commencing 18 May||Applicants informed of outcome and appropriate paperwork forwarded|
Writing a winning funding application
|5 February (9:30 – 16:30)||Spaces available||Programme Overview|
This one-day course is suitable for anyone working in a UK based rescue who is involved in writing or putting together funding bids, particularly to Trusts and Foundations.
During the day we will look at the theory of grant management and top tips on completing an application. We’ll also take time to consider some actual applications and discuss why they were – or were not, successful.
By the end of the day you will be able to:
- Identify a good application from the point of view of a funder
- List the terms used by funders and consider suitable responses
- Discuss how an organisation presents itself as being different from others
- Apply funding theories to your own applications for grant aid
The course is free to attend and will run from 9:30– 4:30pm (including refreshments, lunch and a tour of site).
Please note: delegates will need to cover their own travel costs.
To register you place please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information please email the grants team on email@example.com