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Fund title: Zoo Animals Fund

Focus of fund/fund aims:

Grants for zoos and aquariums requiring additional support with caring for their animals following a reduction in income caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Deadline extended to 29 January 2021

Application deadline:

29 January 2021

Fund description:

Licensed zoos and aquariums which are facing severe financial difficulties as a result of COVID-19 will be able apply for funding. Government grants of up to £730,000 are available to pay for animal welfare related costs and essential maintenance.

The funding can be used to pay for veterinary care, medicines and animal feed as well as paying for staffing costs for those directly providing animal care. The scheme also offers grants to support rehoming costs in the event that zoos need to downsize or potentially close.

Grants will be awarded on the basis of need where zoos face a shortfall despite doing everything possible to reduce their costs and raise income.

Establishment that have yet to receive government support may apply, as well as those that have already applied for funding under the Zoos Support Fund earlier in the year.

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