Eligibility for animal welfare grants for licensed zoos and aquariums affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).
If you run a licensed zoo or aquarium in England and are experiencing severe financial difficulties because of lost revenue, you can apply for a grant of up to £100,000.
How much you get will be based on your animals’ needs. You can use the grant to cover animal-care costs that you cannot lower such as:
- keepers’ wages
- animal feed and bedding
- veterinary care and medicines
- electricity and heating
- waste removal
If Defra approves your application you’ll get payments over a maximum of 3 months.
The fund is:
- not a guarantee to save every zoo and aquarium business or job
- intended for smaller zoos at immediate risk
- in place to protect the welfare of animals living on site or by rehoming
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