Fund title: Zoos Support Fund

Focus of fund/fund aims:

Grants up to £100,000 to support the running costs of licensed zoos and aquariums in difficulty as a result of coronavirus

Application deadline:

Apply as soon as possible

Fund description:

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

Zoos and aquariums should hold a licence (full or dispensation) under the Zoo Licensing Act 1981 or, if granted an exemption under the Zoo Licensing Act, hold a licence under the Animal Welfare Regulations 2018. There are further eligibility criteria for the fund and applicants will also need to provide evidence of their efforts to raise funds from other sources.

Further information:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-zoos-and-aquariums