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Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

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Pets Foundation - Preventing Pet Relinquishment


Funding to projects which aim to keep pets with their owners and out of rescue. This includes projects providing emergency pet fostering for people facing crisis, subsidised veterinary care, neutering schemes, and pet food banks.

The Foundation will consider applications towards specific projects. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to:

  • equipment used either to care for animals
  • expenditure on animal welfare, including food, vet bills and boarding fees
  • capital projects
  • vehicles used for the organisation’s main charitable activity(ies)
  • salaries of staff directly involved in the provision of activities which aim to keep pets with their owners and prevent pet relinquishment
  • the funding of relevant learning and development opportunities for staff and volunteers directly involved in the delivery of the charity’s main activities

The charitable activity for which the organisation is seeking funding must be one or more of the following:

  • the provision of temporary (‘foster’) care to pets for reasons including, but not limited to, their owner entering sheltered accommodation, needing hospitalisation, or escaping domestic abuse and/or
  • the provision of practical assistance to pet owners struggling to care for their pet due to their own ill-health, physical disability, financial circumstances or because they are homeless or vulnerably housed

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Geographical areas funded: UK

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Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

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Who can apply

The organisation must have been operating for a minimum of 2 years and can provide financial information for a 12 month period.

When to apply

Applications can be made between 1 May 2024 and 31 July 2024 and will be reviewed in November 2024.

Next deadline: 31 Jul 2024

How to apply

After reviewing the guidance online, contact the Foundation to request an application form.

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Activites funded: Animal welfare

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