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 –