Petplan Charitable Trust

Status: Open for applications, please see website for further information


Description

Grants are available to registered charities in the UK to improve animal welfare. The Trust's main areas of work are: sanctuary; rescue and rehabilitation; neutering and education; and campaigning.


Details

The Trust has the following categories of grant:

  • Scientific Grant.
    • Full scientific grant.
    • Pump-priming grant limited to £10,000.
  • Welfare Grants:
    • One major welfare grant of up to £20,000 towards an innovative project to improve animal care and welfare.
    • Up to £40,000 to be distributed for general grants of between £5,000 and £7,500. This can include items such as neutering, kennelling costs and veterinary fees.
    • Up to £40,000 to be distributed for general grants of up to £5,000. This can include items such as neutering, kennelling costs and veterinary fees.
    • Up to three grants to assist with vehicle purchase.

 


Value Notes

The Trust has the following categories of grant:

  • Scientific Grant.
    • Full scientific grant.
    • Pump-priming grant limited to £10,000.
  • Welfare Grants:
    • One major welfare grant of up to £20,000 towards an innovative project to improve animal care and welfare.
    • Up to £40,000 to be distributed for general grants of between £5,000 and £7,500. This can include items such as neutering, kennelling costs and veterinary fees.
    • Up to £40,000 to be distributed for general grants of up to £5,000. This can include items such as neutering, kennelling costs and veterinary fees.
    • Up to three grants to assist with vehicle purchase.

Extended Description

Petplan Charitable Trust was formed in 1994 by Patsy Bloom and David Simpson to provide much needed funds to promote the health and welfare of animals.

The aim of the Trust is to promote the health and welfare of animals and fund the advancement of veterinary understanding and treatment. The Trust awards grants to registered charities in the UK to improve animal welfare.  The main areas of work are: sanctuary; rescue and rehabilitation; neutering and education; and campaigning

 


Latest Information

Deadlines for applications are as follows:

  • Full scientific grant: The closing date for the receipt of initial application forms is December each year. Successful applicants will be asked to complete a much more detailed application form.
  • Pump-priming grant: 2014 deadline: 20 March 2014.
  • Welfare grants: Applications can be submitted from September to December each year.

Key Criteria

The Trust awards grant to organisations with registered charity status in the United Kingdom.

While the UK will be seen as a priority area, the Trust will occasionally consider applications from similar organisations working abroad.

 


Eligible Expenditure

The Trust awards grants to improve animal welfare. Listed below are examples of activities and costs that the Trust will consider:

  • Animal housing and repair.
  • Research.
  • Rescue.
  • Rehabilitation.
  • Staffing costs.
  • Buildings.
  • Vehicles.
  • Equipment.
  • Food.
  • Veterinary fees.

Applications for Welfare Grants must demonstrate a direct benefit to the species supported by the Trust. Grants to human charities may be considered when it can be clearly demonstrated that the grant will enhance/give support to the animals' best interest. Education is seen as an important role for the welfare arm of the Charitable Trust and requests for funding for education in animal welfare will be considered

Neutering and proper veterinary care are seen as priorities.

Pump-priming grants are available to fund initial research which should ideally lead to further researc

 

 

Restrictions

The following exclusions apply:

  • Grants will not be awarded to enable organisations to attain registered charitable status.
  • The Trust will not sanction the payment of mortgages for private property or service bills.
  • Grants will not be made to those rescues that want to keep rescued animals permanently as their own, or to those who take in more animals that they can reasonably cope with. Personal visits may be made to check on the conditions of rescued animals.
  • The Trust will not fund work that involves even the slightest invasive treatment.
  • No experimental animals can be used.
  • General overheads such as rent or general staff costs.

 


Application Procedure

Application forms are available from the Trust's website. Applicants must submit the latest set of annual accounts, photographs showing how the animals are housed (where applicable) as well as the name of a veterinary surgeon as a reference.


Addresses and contacts

Application forms may be available to download on their website

Contact details:
Cath Bourg Petplan Charitable Trust
Great West House (GW2)
Great West Road
Brentford
Middlesex
TW8 9EG
Telephone:020 8580 8013
Email:catherine.bourg@allianz.co.uk