Apply for a Grant

Welcome to the charity registration page. 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 £212,000 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

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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 our next round of WELFARE grants are now OPEN. Please apply by 11th December 2019.


Applications for our next round of SCIENTIFIC INITIAL and PUMP grants are now OPEN.  Please apply by 27th November 2019 for Scientific Initial grants. Please apply by 26th March 2020 for Pump Primer Scientific grants.


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.

FULL GRANT terms and conditions

PUMP PRIMER terms and conditions

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