Grants for UK registered charities and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) across the world working to protect animals, prevent animal cruelty and relieve animal suffering.


o Application deadline: none - applications may be made at any time by application form.

o Who can apply: UK registered charities and non-government organisations (NGOs)

The overarching aims of the Marchig Animal Welfare Trust are to:

o Protect animals, and
o Promote and encourage practical work in preventing animal cruelty and the relief of animal suffering.

The Trust provides grants to UK registered charities and non-government organisations (NGOs) across the world, with the exception of Canada and the United States of America.

Applicants should meet the following eligibility criteria in order to apply for a grant:

o Encourage initiatives designed to improve animal welfare.
o Promote alternative methods to animal experimentation and their practical implementation, 
o Promoting and encourage practical work in alleviating suffering and preventing cruelty to animals.

Grants can cover capital and revenue costs. There are no minimum or maximum grant award levels. During the year ended 31 December 2020, the Trust awarded 66 grants totalling £1,214,614, of which 29 were for £5,000 or less (2019: 43 grants totalling £998,982, of which 16 were for £5,000 or less).

A list of all grants of over £20,000 can be viewed on page 15 of the Trust’s annual accounts.

The Trust will expect applicants to demonstrate that they have applied to other grant-making trusts as part of their request for grant support.

Examples of the type of project the Trust can support include (please note this is not an exhaustive list):

o Animal sanctuaries.
o Anti-poaching programmes.
o Assistance for smaller groups committed to the cause of animal welfare.
o Clinics and training programmes.
o Establishing veterinary hospitals, 
o The search for alternatives to the use of animals in research.

Funding is not available for:

o Activities which are not totally related to animal welfare.
o Educative studies or other courses.
o Expeditions.
o Payment of salaries, 
o Support of conferences and meetings.

Further information, guidance and an application form, which can be downloaded, are available on the Trust’s website. Completed application forms should be submitted by email or by post and should include a copy of the applicant’s most recent annual report and financial statements.

Applications may be made at any time.

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