About the fund
The Petplan Charitable Trust (PPCT) has joined together with NEWC 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 and operational challenges as a result of the coronavirus crisis. On top of looking after the animals in their care with very limited rehoming possible, they have had to close their centres to visitors, cancel fundraising events and see donations dry up during the ongoing crisis. This can be especially devastating for smaller charities.
Where is the money coming from?
Support for the Fund, which was set up at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic with a commitment of £50,000 from PPCT, has already raised a further £80,000 from the RSPCA, The Donkey Sanctuary, Redwings, World Horse Welfare and the British Horse Society (BHS). We’re delighted to report that the fund has also been boosted by £10,000 from the Elise Pilkington Charitable Trust.
The maximum grant will be £5,000. Grants will be decided by a committee comprising representatives from NEWC, the supporting charities and an independent member, with PPCT administering the fund.
Is your charity eligible?
Applicants need not be NEWC members, but rescue and rehoming of equines should be the primary focus of the organisation. If more applications are received than funds available, priority will be given to NEWC members.
How to apply
Applications for the final round of funding are open now. Simply follow this link and you will be taken to an online form. The deadline for the final round of applications is Friday 15th January 2021. Successful applicants will be notified one week later and payment will be made by 29th January 2021.