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 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 20 Grants to rescues and organisations totalling just over £220,000.

These grants fell into one of three Programmes below:

Animal Partnership Prpgramme

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. The Scratching Post based in North London, were awarded funding to develop an existing building at the sanctuary into a much needed Maternity suite that can be used by the many cats they care for.

A cat at The Scratching Post's new maternity suite The Scratching Post's new maternity suite

Development Programme

This Programme is designed for rescues who through recent learnings from the pandemic and put these into practice, as they look to the future and sustainability of their organisation. Animal Concern Cumbria were successful in being awarded funding to provide cat facilities on their newly acquired sited in order to better accommodate cats and kittens, whom the Organisation has increasingly been asked to care for.

Breaking ground at the new site for cat facilities

Strategic Programme

The Strategic Programme has been specifically designed for organisations in order help rescues manage and care for the animals in their care to the highest possible standard, whilst at the same time gaining invaluable insight and knowledge of the wider sector. Funding was awarded to WeCare International based in Sri Lanka for their TNR and Pilot Microchip Programme.

WeCare International Staff

Stanley - one of the puppies recently helped

Stanley – just one of the thousands of puppies recently helped.

Spring 2021 Timetable

Details on the Spring Programmes will be published in January 2021.

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