Grants available for animal sanctuaries

MHBG-27-03-14 Free Microchipping''Hawthorne Lodge Vet Nurses Maria Coleman and Amanda Tudhope with 9mth old Sprocker Tia. The surgery is microchopping dogs for free in conjunction with Dogs Trust.''Pic by Lucy Ford NNL-140325-152442009
MHBG-27-03-14 Free Microchipping''Hawthorne Lodge Vet Nurses Maria Coleman and Amanda Tudhope with 9mth old Sprocker Tia. The surgery is microchopping dogs for free in conjunction with Dogs Trust.''Pic by Lucy Ford NNL-140325-152442009

Animal re-homing organisations in the local area can now apply for financial support from the UK’s largest grant giving animal charity Support Adoption For Pets under its new grant 2016 grant scheme.

Adoption For Pets under its new grant 2016 grant scheme.

To celebrate its 10th year, the independent animal charity has revamped the grants it has available. The launch of the scheme will allow any animal charity that re-homes animals to apply for £4,000 or £10,000.

£4,000 grants are available through the new Helping Paws award with the donation to go towards items such as microchips and scanners.

The charity are launching this tier of the year-long grant scheme now ahead of the law change on microchipping in March. There will be 20 of the Helping Paws grants available.

For larger organisations in the area, Support Adoption For Pets will also award ten £10,000 grants to rescues for renovation projects. This can include enrichment paddocks, fencing, exercise areas or renovations to upgrade existing kennels, catteries and animal housings.

Amy Wilson, charity manager at Support Adoption For Pets said: “We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate our 10th Birthday than to introduce an exciting new grant scheme. The tiered structure means that throughout the year there should be a grant relevant to every re-homing rescue in the country, big and small, starting with these.”

Amy added: “We want to appeal to as many rescues as possible in offering financial aid as every re-homing centre is hugely worthwhile, particularly in its local area.”

To apply visit www.supportadoptionforpets.co.uk. Applications for both grants close on 26th February.

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