FUNDING: Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust – next deadlines

Charities registered in the UK and working to offer sanctuary, rehoming and rehabilitation to animals in the UK and/or internationally can apply for grants through this trust.

The objectives of the Trust are to donate to UK registered charities whose purposes encompass one or more of the following:

  • to benefit or protect animals
  • to relieve animals from suffering
  • to conserve wild life
  • to encourage the understanding of animals.

Organisations involved with the conservation of wildlife, the rescue, rehabilitation and (where possible) release of animals are also eligible to apply.

The funding supports general running costs or capital purchases.

Donations are considered three times each year in spring, summer and winter, by a panel of up to seven trustees and range from £1,000 to a normal maximum of £10,000.

The Trust favours smaller animal welfare charities working in the UK and/or abroad which:

  • have independently examined up to date annual accounts
  • demonstrate an active re-homing and rehabilitation policy for animals taken into their care, unless the animals are endangered species
  • are involved with conservation of wildlife, where the rescue, rehabilitation and (when possible) the release of animals is their main aim.

The application deadlines for 2024 are:

  • 10th January (for the Spring meeting) 
  • 1st May (for the Summer meeting) 
  • 1st September (for the Winter meeting)

For more details, visit the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust website.