Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust

The Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust was established in 1982 by Mrs Jean Beryl Lilian Sainsbury. Since then the Trust has given more than £9 million to animal welfare charities.

Grants are available to animal welfare charities for projects or activities in the UK that benefit and protect animals, relieve the suffering of animals, address the conservation of wildlife or encourage a greater understanding of animals.

Applications are accepted from animal welfare charities in the UK. Applicants are expected to be registered with the Charities Commission unless they have annual income is under £5,000.

The Trust favours applications from smaller animal welfare charities registered in the UK and working in the UK or abroad which meet the following requirements:

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

The deadline for applications is Wednesday January 15

Further information can be found here –

More from Funding

The CAF Tourle Foundation Fund

The CAF Tourle Foundation Fund seeks to award grants to local charitable organisations delivering services for local people in all parts of the UK. This 10 year programme is funded through the generosity of a £4.5m legacy left for CAF … read more

Esmee Fairbairn Collections Fund

The Esmee Fairbairn Collections Fund, run by the Museums Association (MA), has been awarding grants to museums to bring collections closer to people since 2011. Over £8.5m has been awarded to 108 projects across 17 grant rounds. The eighteenth grant … read more

Community Capacity & Resilience Fund – December 13

charter - cyber essentials

With additional funding from Scottish Government for 2019/2020, the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is set to launch a fifth round of the Community Capacity & Resilience Fund (CCRF). With funding of £140,00 available, frontline voluntary sector organisations who … read more

Regional Arts Fund round seven opens


The Regional Arts Fund is back and looking to support new and exciting creative ideas. Creative activities and events in communities across the region are set to benefit from arts funding totalling £55,000. Dumfries and Galloway Council, supported by DG … read more

Cyber Essentials Grant Funding – March 31

charter - cyber essentials

SCVO have opened another round of Cyber Essentials Grant Funding. This fund provides up to £1000 towards the cost of obtaining Cyber Essentals accreditation. The accreditation is like an MOT test for your car – it confirms that your IT … read more

Bank of Scotland Foundation – Reach

Bank of Scotland Foundation - Supporting Positive Change

The Bank of Scotland Foundation’s Reach programme is suitable for charities can demonstrate they address disadvantage or social exclusion. This will ensure that our funding will reach the most vulnerable people across Scotland, to provide them with opportunity and equality … read more

Bright Sparks fund opens with DGU


DG Unlimited has opened an innovative new fund Bright Sparks. The Dumfries and Galloway Chamber of the Arts believe artists and creative practitioners play a necessary and important role in contributing to the overall health, development, and well-being of society. … read more

“Bright Sparks” Fund – November 14

DG Unlimited’s unique and innovative new fund “Bright Sparks” is now open. DG Unlimted (DGU) believe artists and creative practitioners play a necessary and important role in contributing to the overall health, development, and well-being of our society. They can … read more