Apply for a Grant

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Petplan Charitable Trust awards grants for the benefit of the health and welfare of dogs, cats, horses and rabbits.

There are two grant rounds each year – WELFARE and SCIENTIFIC. Last year, the Petplan Charitable Trust awarded over £850,000 in grants to animal welfare charities and institutions both in the UK and abroad. You can find out about some of the many projects we support, here.

How to apply

If you’re a charity or scientific institution, you’re invited to register with us as part of the grant application process. (Please fill in the form below.) Once you’ve created an account you can access a link to the online grant application form. You can also find out more about the grant application process and download our terms and conditions. You can log back into your account at any time to check for notifications from the Trust including application deadlines.

Applications for WELFARE grants are now OPEN. The deadline for applications is Friday 10th December 2021.

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Applications for INITIAL SCIENTIFIC and PUMP/PILOT grants are now OPEN.

Applications are invited for the following:

• Awards for pilot studies up to £10,000. Pilot studies usually run for 1 year. It is envisaged that some of these pilot studies will lead to larger research projects.
• Awards for larger studies which may run from 1 to 3 years. These require an initial application form. Successful initial applications will proceed to full written application and interview.

Subjects should be of accepted clinical importance and of concern to the general public and studies must be of a noninvasive nature. Applicants in private practice will only be considered if they can provide written ethical approval from a UK veterinary school or from RCVS.

The closing dates are as follows:
Initial Applications: Friday 26 November 2021
Pump/Pilot Studies: Friday 25 March 2022


The Petplan Charitable Trust will support studies on natural disease conditions in companion animals, to prevent their occurrence, provide a cure or eliminate suffering.

Its support is limited exclusively to clinical studies which involve no invasive procedures.

The Trust will under no circumstances make grants for studies that use experimental animals.

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IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you read, understand and comply with the Trust’s terms and conditions before applying.


WELFARE GRANT Terms and Conditions
INITIAL SCIENTIFIC GRANT terms and conditions
PUMP/PILOT terms and conditions