The Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust

The Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust

The Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust was set up in 1982, by Mrs Jean Beryl Lilian Sainsbury, and is a registered charity (No. 326358). Since then, the Trust has given over £8 million to animal welfare charities.

The Trust has seven Trustees including one solicitor and one retired solicitor who was a specialist in charity affairs, and two practising veterinary surgeons, one of whom is a partner in a mixed small animal, farm animal and equine practice and the other specialises in birds and wildlife.

The objectives of the Trust are to donate to UK registered charities whose purposes encompass one or more of the following:

  • to benefit or protect animals
  • to relieve animals from suffering
  • to conserve wild life
  • to encourage the understanding of animals

The Trust invites applications for funding, which are then reviewed against specific criteria, as set by the Trustees in accordance with the objectives of the Trust.

If you are considering a substantial donation or legacy to The Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust, we could recognise this in the future with an annual donation made in your name to a specific animal welfare charity of your choice.

Grants are normally between £1000 and £10,000

The deadlines for receipt of applications are: 15th January (for Spring meeting) 1st May (for our Summer meeting) 1st September (for our Winter meeting).


The Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust is not in any way connected to the Sainsbury family or retail group


Full details on their website

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