Petplan Charitable Trust

Thank you from Petplan

Petplan founders, Patsy Bloom and David Simpson, who were pet owners themselves, set up the Petplan Charitable Trust (Charity No.1199327) in 1994. The Trust aims to promote the health and welfare of the nation’s animals, and awards funding to a host of well-deserved causes both in the UK and abroad. This includes everything from non-invasive research into new life-saving treatments for animals, to donations for animal rehoming charities which help them to continue giving pets new starts in life all over the UK.

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Because of the generosity of Petplan customers…


Since 1994, Petplan Charitable Trust has given
to help pets across the UK and worldwide


grants to a wide variety of animal charity projects


Over the years the Trust has supported over 300 animal charities. Here is a list of a just some of the charities they have helped:

  • BARK
  • Battersea Dogs and Cats Home
  • Blue Cross
  • Bransby Horses
  • British Thoroughbred Retraining Centre
  • Canine Partners
  • Cats Protection
  • Dog AID
  • Dogstar Foundation
  • Friends of Dartmoor Hill Pony
  • Greatwood Charity
  • Greyhound Rescue Wales
  • Royal Veterinary College
  • Save the Dogs
  • SNIP International
  • Sunshine Cat Rescue
  • Help in Suffering
  • Hope Rescue
  • Leicester Animal Aid
  • Mane Chance Sanctuary
  • ManxSPCA
  • Margaret Green Dog Rescue
  • Mayhew
  • Our Special Friends
  • Pawfect Dogsense
  • Paws for Kids
  • PDSA
  • Pennine Animal Welfare Society
  • RDA Coleraine
  • Refuge4Pets
  • Stonebridge City Farm


Take a look at how the Charitable Trust helped the below charities:

£18000 for StreetVet

StreetVet has been caring for the health and welfare of the many dogs owned by homeless people since 2002. The Petplan Charitable Trust awarded StreetVet £18,000 to cover 2 years of operating costs.

“StreetVet have been overwhelmed by the support provided. The guidance and mentorship alongside incredible financial help has been game-changing for us and we are beyond grateful!” - Jade Statt, Founder and CEO of StreetVet.


£100000 to fund a Mobile Blood Bank

Launched in 2007, Pet Blood Bank UK is the only charity that provides a canine blood bank service. The Petplan Charitable Trust granted £100,000 to fund a mobile blood bank unit.

John Hill, chairman of Pet Blood Bank UK board of trustees, said “We are very grateful to PPCT for funding this initiative. The new mobile unit will provide us with an amazing opportunity to reach more donors and make sure we have blood products available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help sick or injured dogs – ultimately saving more dogs’ lives.”

Pet Blood Bank

£25000 for Service Dogs UK

Service Dogs UK trains and provides PTSD Assistance Dogs, selected carefully from rescue, to support members of the Armed Forces and Emergency Services (including Coast Guard & RNLI & UKSAR) who have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The Petplan Charitable Trust has provided £25,000 towards the training of both dogs and their new owners over the last 3 years.

"They recognised early on that what we were doing was important, they helped the charity to grow and that kind of support for a start-up charity is so precious. We truly appreciate the fantastic support that has helped transform the lives of veterans and rescue dogs." Judith Broug, Service Dogs UK.

Service Dogs UK

£25000 awarded to The British Horse Society

The British Horse Society launched its “Dead Slow” campaign in March 2016, aiming to reduce the amount of equine accidents on the roads.

“Thanks to the Petplan Charitable Trust’s generous support in 2018, we were able to produce the Dead Slow Virtual Reality film. It has made an incredible difference and after seeing the film 94% of drivers realised they needed to change how they were passing horses on the road” Alan Hiscox, BHS.

British Horse Society

£8000 supported Nowzad

Often soldiers serving in a war zone adopt one of the many stray dogs or cats that are struggling to survive there. It’s not only salvation for the animal but the dogs and cats are described as a lifeline for the soldiers too. Nowzad helps these adopted animals travel home when their Soldiers tour of duty comes to an end.

Hannah Surowinski from Nowzad said, “With Petplan’s generous support, the Nowzad charity was able to train over one hundred local Veterinary Students in Kabul. This vital element of their development now means that animals all over Afghanistan will receive efficient, thorough and compassionate treatment.”


Do you donate to the Petplan Charitable Trust?

With every new pet insured with Petplan, we ask each customer if they would like to make a small, voluntary, annual donation of just £2.50 to support the valuable work of the Petplan Charitable Trust. Click below to find out about your donation, or how to get involved.

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