Charitable Trusts and Foundations

We rely on the kind support of Charitable Trusts and Foundations to help us carry out our vital work caring for sick and unwanted pets. Some of our Trust or Foundation partners donate towards specific areas of our work, such as veterinary equipment or building works, whilst others give towards our general running costs or education programmes.

As Blue Cross is entirely funded by voluntary donations, the generous support we receive from grant-giving organisations is enormously important to us. We are extremely grateful to all those who wish to support us in this manner and recognise the fantastic contribution they make towards our mission to meet the welfare needs of Britain’s pets and their owners.    

How your Trust or Foundation can make a difference

We have a dedicated team who will help to find a suitable animal welfare project or need that would directly benefit from your support. Whatever you wish to give, your money will make a significant difference to animals’ lives.

Such as, this fabulous new Horse Exerciser which was generously funded by seven Charitable Trusts, including; The Ammco Trust; the L E Andrews Charitable Trust and The Elise Pilkington Charitable Trust.

This prized equipment enables the team to exercise a number of horses at once, including; overweight or unbacked animals, or those unable to be ridden due to their health or temperament. This facility will greatly reduce current demands on the team’s time and allows them to focus on more severe welfare cases. 


 Examples of current funding needs are

  • A new animal rehoming centre in Suffolk 
  • Ambulance cages for dogs at the London Victoria animal hospital 
  • Mobile cat fostering chalets
  • Refurbishment of the cat isolation unit at the Southampton rehoming centre
  • An admissions corral for new welfare arrivals at the Burford horse rehabilitation and rehoming centre

To all our Trust and Foundation supporters we can provide

  • Opportunities to visit our animal hospitals or rehoming centres to meet our vets, nurses, animal welfare assistants, behaviourists, and the animals that we help
  • Annual reports, newsletters and/or regular updates on the progress of our work (as requested) 
  • Acknowledgement in our newsletters/website (as requested) 
  • Opportunities to attend local events such as Friend’s days and Open days

If you would like more information, are a Trustee, have links with a Trust, or are considering setting up a Trust, we would love to talk to you about becoming a supporter.

To find out more about our work or supporting fantastic projects like these, please contact us.


— Page last updated 13/06/2016