ACVO Opportunities


Preventing Pet Relinquishment

Funding available: up to £80,000

Applications close: 31/07/2024

About this fund

Funding to projects which aim to keep pets with their owners and out of rescue. This includes projects providing emergency pet fostering for people facing crisis, subsidised veterinary care, neutering schemes, and pet food banks.

The Foundation will consider applications towards specific projects. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to:

– equipment used either to care for animals
– expenditure on animal welfare, including food, vet bills and boarding fees
– capital projects
– vehicles used for the organisation’s main charitable activity(ies)
– salaries of staff directly involved in the provision of activities which aim to keep pets with their owners and prevent pet relinquishment
– the funding of relevant learning and development opportunities for staff and volunteers directly involved in the delivery of the charity’s main activities

The charitable activity for which the organisation is seeking funding must be one or more of the following:

– the provision of temporary (‘foster’) care to pets for reasons including, but not limited to, their owner entering sheltered accommodation, needing hospitalisation, or escaping domestic abuse and/or
– the provision of practical assistance to pet owners struggling to care for their pet due to their own ill-health, physical disability, financial circumstances or because they are homeless or vulnerably housed

Who can apply
The organisation must have been operating for a minimum of 2 years and can provide financial information for a 12 month period.

When to apply
Applications can be made between 1 May 2024 and 31 July 2024 and will be reviewed in November 2024.

Next deadline: 31 Jul 2024

How to apply
After reviewing the guidance online, contact

Looking for support with funding?

Identifying funding opportunities and writing grant applications can seem overwhelming, especially when the future sustainability of your group is dependent on gaining funding support. 

Our supportive Funding Officer, Claire Shaw, can help your organisation with every step of the funding application process, from carrying out funding searches to proofreading your application.

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Preventing Pet Relinquishment

Pets Foundation

Funding available: up to £80,000

Applications close: 31/07/2024

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