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.


At the May Allocation – Battersea were delighted to award 17 Grants to shelters and rescues totalling £109,000.

These grants fell into one of three Programmes below:


The next round of Grants will launch in September 2019. Please see the timetable below for full details.


3 SeptemberGrant programme launched
22 October12pm deadline for application form
22 October - 20 NovemberAssessment Period
Week commencing 20 NovemberPapers to committee members
Week commencing 25 NovemberGrants Allocation Committee
Week commencing 2 DecemberApplicants informed of outcome and appropriate paperwork forwarded
January 2020Successful applicants having returned a signed Grant Agreement will receive their first payment and activity commences
April 2020Short progress report due


Battersea will be having two funding rounds during 2020:

  • Round 1 will launch in January with funding allocated in May.
  • 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


To find out more about the grant process and get expert advice on submitting an application, you can attend one of our seminars.

Writing a winning funding application

1 October (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:

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For further information please email the grants team on

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