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.

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

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

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

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.

International programme

International programme

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

DatesDetails
13 FebruaryGrant programme launched
26 March12 noon deadline for application form
27 March–30 AprilAssessment Period
Week of 11 MayGrants Committee
Week commencing 18 MayApplicants informed of outcome and appropriate paperwork forwarded

GRANTS SEMINAR

Writing a winning funding application

DatesAvailabilityDetails
5 February (9:30 – 16:30)Spaces availableProgramme 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.

Battersea Grants

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: academy@battersea.org.uk.

Contact us

For further information please email the grants team on grants@battersea.org.uk

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