Skip to main content
Find out more

Grant Programme

We support charities and not-for-profit organisations whose main activity is either:

  • the rescue and rehoming of UK pets or
  • the provision of temporary support to ensure pets can remain with their owners

What do we fund?

Support Adoption For Pets funds projects which have a direct impact on animal welfare. This includes:
  • Vet bills
  • Boarding costs
  • Equipment
  • Vehicles
  • Low-cost neutering initiatives
  • Trap, neuter and release
  • Building additions and improvements

Deadlines: These depend on the nature of your rescue and the application; please contact our Grant Funding Coordinator for more information on timescales.

How much do we fund?
£1,000 – £180,000
We commit to making a decision on a funding request a maximum of six months after a complete application has been submitted.

How often can we apply? At least 12 months must lapse between receiving funds and making a new application. At least 18 months must lapse between applications for vet bills/boarding costs.

How to apply
  1. Read the current grant criteria carefully to make sure your organisation and your application are eligible for support.
  2. Contact our Grant Funding Coordinator to discuss your application and get access to the online application form.
  3. Make sure you’ve included all the supporting evidence required before submitting your application. For all applications this includes financial details for your organisation for the last financial year.
  4. Submit your application. If you would rather submit an application by post please ask.
  5. We will work with organisations to make sure your application is comprehensive and complete before it is put forward for a decision. We may also ask if we can visit the rescue to learn more about your work and meet some of the pets in your care.
Click here to apply


2019-20 Grant Funding Criteria
Financial information guidance

We’ve been awarded a grant – what next?

Receiving a grant isn’t the end of the process; all rescues should engage with us following a successful application. This includes: – Sending us photographs, videos and case studies of pets helped
– Updating us on the progress of building work, including before, during and after photos
– Include our logo on any vehicles or a plaque on/near building work
– Tell us the impact the grant has made on the rescue and your pets
– Post a ‘thank you’ on social media and/or your rescue newsletter
– Work with our PR Agency on a press release
– After 3-6 months we will write to you to ask for evidence of funds spent.

For more information please contact Laura Messenger on 0161 486 7538 or at

RSPCA Northamptonshire Branch

RSPCA Northamptonshire Branch

Poor Tiny arrived at RSPCA Northamptonshire after his owner went to hospital. With a heart murmur and epilepsy, Tiny was…

Find out more
The Society for Abandoned Animals

The Society for Abandoned Animals

The Society for Abandoned Animals is based in Stretford, near Manchester. The rescue cares for cats and rabbits, rehoming over…

Find out more
Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary

Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary

Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary is based near Ramsbottom, and since the 1950s has been caring for homeless dogs, cats, rabbits, and…

Find out more
Staffie Smiles Rescue

Staffie Smiles Rescue

The volunteers at Staffie Smiles Rescue collect stray dogs from local authority pounds across the UK, caring for them in…

Find out more