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.

Applications must be submitted online through the GIFTS website. You will 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.

Read about our five funding programmes launched on Thursday 13 February 2020.

Animal Partnership Programme

Under this programme Animal Partners who work with Battersea can apply for one of two programmes:

  1. Minimum Standards Programme – to enable a partner to work towards and attain the ADCH Minimum Standards.
  2. Development Programme – to enable a partner to apply for a grant towards identified developments of the rescue.

Guidelines

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. Organisations who already have the standard may apply for a small grant to help them maintain/develop a specific aspect of their work.

Guidelines

Example Application Form

Apply now


Academy Programme (UK)

This programme is open to any organisation who has attended an intensive (5 day) Academy Course, for whom a small grant will enable them to put an aspect of change into being.

Guidelines

Example Application Form

Apply now


International Programme

This programme is open to any International organisation who has attended an intensive (5 day) Academy Course and for whom a small grant will enable them to put an aspect of change into being.

Guidelines

Example Application Form

Apply now

Strategic Programme

This programme is by invitation only, having first spoken with Battersea Colleagues.

SPRING 2020 TIMETABLE

DatesDetails
13 FebruaryGrant programme launched
26 March12pm deadline for application form
4 April - 3 MayAssessment Period
Week commencing 30 AprilPapers to Committee members
Week commencing 11 MayGrants Committee
Week commencing 18 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 2020:

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 grants@battersea.org.uk

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