Covid-19 Guidance

Covid-19 Equine Rescues Emergency Fund – deadline 15th Jan 2021

Applications are open for the final round of Petplan Charitable Trust’s Covid-19 Equine Rescues Emergency Fund!   Submit by Friday 15th January    Are you a small/medium-sized charity whose primary focus is equine rescue and rehoming? If your work has been directly affected by the crisis you could be eligible for a grant of up… Read more »

Covid-19 Guidance for Equine Rescue and Rehoming Centres – Updated Jan 2021

In accordance with Government guidance, companion animal rescue and rehoming organisations can remain open to provide for the ongoing needs of animals in their care.   Guidance, updated in January 2021, is available for rescue, rehoming centres and organisations that are working in England during the third lockdown period of the Covid-19 pandemic. The guidance… Read more »

Joint Equine Welfare Charities’ Report – Britain’s Horse Problem

Welfare charities ask for public support to prevent horse welfare catastrophe and recommend solutions to fix ‘broken system’. A report released this week highlights that more responsible ownership, wider regulation and active enforcement needed to break the cycle of suffering. Seven leading animal welfare charities are calling on the public and the government for support… Read more »

NEWC Covid-19 Follow-up Survey (November 2020)

In order to provide the UK Government and its devolved administrations with up-to-date evidence of the issues facing our sector due to the ongoing impact of Covid-19, NEWC is carrying out a follow-up survey of equine rescue and rehoming organisations across the UK.   We hugely appreciate the response to our original survey which enabled us to establish firm engagement with Defra… Read more »

Defra Approve Updated Guidance for Rehoming & Rescue Centres – November 2020

Following input from DEFRA and the CFSG an updated document has been produced to provide guidance for rescue, rehoming centres and organisations that are working in England during the second lockdown period of the Covid-19 pandemic.   DOWNLOAD THE GUIDANCE HERE. In accordance with Government guidance, companion animal rescue and rehoming organisations can remain open… Read more »

Covid-19 Follow-up Survey of UK Horse Owners

At the end of March 2020 a team of researchers including NEWC President, Dr David Marlin, ran a survey to understand the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic on UK horse owners.   The survey found the majority of owners felt they had been affected by the pandemic and associated quarantine restrictions. Most livery yards had put in… Read more »

Covid-19 Equine Rescues Emergency Fund – Deadline 16th October

NEWC has joined together with The Petplan Charitable Trust (PPCT) and World Horse Welfare to create a Covid-19 Equine Rescues Emergency Fund. The purpose of the fund is to help smaller equine welfare organisations across the UK who are being significantly impacted by the current crisis.   All equine welfare organisations have experienced unprecedented financial… Read more »

Covid-19 Equine Rescues Emergency Fund – Applications Open for 2nd Funding Round

The Covid-19 Equine Emergency Fund – established by Petplan Charitable Trust and the National Equine Welfare Council with the support of World Horse Welfare, to provide assistance to small charities during the pandemic – has announced the award of the first seven grants totalling £20,350.   The Fund’s committee stressed the need to provide immediate… Read more »

DEFRA approves updated guidelines for animal rescue and rehoming in England

An updated document has been approved to provide guidance for rescue, rehoming centres and organisations that are working in England during the Covid-19 crisis.   DOWNLOAD THE GUIDANCE HERE. The Government has already permitted companion animal rescue and rehoming organisations to remain open throughout the crisis to provide for the ongoing needs of animals in… Read more »

NEWC Covid-19 Impact Survey – closes 22/5

NEWC are seeking to gain a real measure of the impact that Covid-19 has had, and will continue to have, on our sector’s ability to operate during the coming months of 2020 and into 2021. In order to advise and inform UK Government and the devolved administrations on the issues that those working in our field… Read more »