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 28 Grants to rescues and organisations totalling just over £542,000.

These grants fell into one of four Programmes:

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.

Lolas Animal Sanctuary, based in Sussex were awarded funding towards a new modular build cattery (cat pens along with isolation/recovery areas. This will enable the new cattery to greatly reduce their waiting list and double the number of cats rescued each year.

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 Animal Spay and Neuter International working in Romania. Their project entitled Neuter and Pay, No More Strays means that by working with many local rescues and organisations, many thousands of owned/stray dogs and cats will be neutered and tagged over the next year at the Centre of Hope in Bucharest.

Continuation Funding was awarded to a number of projects around the world including WeCare International based in Sri Lanka for their TNR and Pilot Microchip Programme, Street Hearts in Bulgaria for their Outreach and Educational programme in Central Bulgaria, and Paws2Rescue in Romania for further TNR work in several regions across Romania. C4 (a Consortium providing Free Neutering for Cats in the Greater London Region) were successful in receiving funding both for their core work and for the new CTNR initiative working with a number of smaller rescues.

COVID-19 Emergency Programme

With COVID-19 still very much in evidence around the world, Battersea were able to fund a further round of small grants for 14 organisations. This included funding to Paws Mauritius for much needed vet support and funds to a number of rescues across South Africa, where they are struggling not only with the Pandemic but ongoing power outages and political unrest.


The committee were delighted to award a further research grant looking at Understanding the feasibility of technology to support shelter animal welfare monitoring pre- and post- adoption.


Details will be published in January 2022.

Grants seminar

Writing a winning funding application Wednesday 2 February (9:30 – 16:30)

Programme Overview

This one-day online course is suitable for anyone working in a UK or International 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 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
  • 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

To register your place please email:

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