Battersea Grants

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.

Spring Grants round launched

Applying to Battersea is simple. This section provides everything you need to know about the application process, what to include in your funding proposal, how to submit your application and how long the process takes.

We appreciate that applying for funding is time consuming so we aim to make our process as simple as possible.

Please read our application guidelines carefully to ensure you have included all the information our Committee need to make an informed decision – this will speed up the decision process for you.

You may submit your application online through the GIFTS website where stated and receive an immediate email confirming receipt of your application, giving you the comfort that we have safely received it. Applying online also enables you to save your proposal and share it with colleagues.

Please make sure you do the following before applying:

  1. Thoroughly read the GIFTS guidelines so you know how to submit an online application. Make sure you have created your GIFTS account (as detailed in the guidelines) before starting your application. If you don’t then you will not be able to save your application and the information will be lost.
  2. Check that you are eligible to apply for funding and read the Application Guidelines thoroughly for each programme.
  3. Click the Apply now button below the relevant application guidelines when you are ready to start your application.

Animal Partnership Programme

Please note – You must have had an initial conversation with the Animal Partner Manager who has recommended you submit an application. You will be asked for confirmation of this conversation as part of the application process.


Example Application Form

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Minimum Standards Programme

This programme is aimed at any rescue or shelter to help them work towards and attain the ADCH Minimum Standards.

You must have an assessment visit booked or have carried out a self assessment in order to apply for this funding opportunity.


Example Application Form

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International/strategic programme

This programme is open to any International / UK organisation who has attended an intensive (5 day) Academy Course or has been invited to apply by Battersea Colleagues.
For further information please contact Margaret Hulme.


Example Application Form

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Spring 2021 TIMETABLE

25 March12pm deadline for applications
AprilAssessment Period
Late AprilPapers to Committee members
Early MayGrants Allocation Committee (including consideration of invited full Research Application requests)
Week commencing 10 MayApplicants informed of outcome and appropriate paperwork forwarded
JuneSuccessful applicants having returned a signed Grant Agreement will receive their first payment and activity commences
SeptemberInterim progress report due

Looking forward

Battersea will be having one further funding round during 2021:

Round 2 will launch in September, with funding allocated in November.

Please watch the website for further information on the themes and how to apply. If you would like to talk about a possible initiative or would like support in submitting your application, then please email the team at

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