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The Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust

Grants, usually for between £2,000 and £10,000, are available for UK animal welfare charities for projects or activities in the UK and overseas that benefit and protect animals, relieve the suffering of animals, address the conservation of wildlife and/or encourage a greater understanding of animals.

Who can apply: UK registered charities, although charities with an annual income of under £5,000 do not need to be registered to be able to apply.

Key Words: Capital, Revenue, Animal Welfare, Conservation of wildlife, Education, Overseas, United Kingdom.

The Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust provides grants of between £2,000 and £10,000, with no specific requirement for matched funding, for revenue projects as well as occasional grants of up to £35,000 (as a matched funding contribution towards capital projects) for UK registered charities working in the UK and/or overseas whose activities include one or more of the following:

  • To conserve wild life.
  • To encourage the understanding of animals, and
  • To relieve animals from suffering.

The Trust favours small-medium sized charities (charities that aren’t registered and have an annual income of under £5,000 are also eligible to apply) that meet the following criteria:

  • Are able to demonstrate an active re-homing and rehabilitation policy for animals taken into their care.
  • Involved with conservation of wildlife, when the rescue, rehabilitation and (where appropriate and possible) the release of animals.
  • Registered with the Charity Commission unless their annual income is under £5,000, with independently examined and up-to-date annual accounts, and
  • Smaller animal welfare charities registered in the UK and working in the UK or abroad.
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