The Kennel Club 'Legacy Fund' is for the purpose of 'funding
approved projects submitted by the dog community including but not
restricted to health and canine activity related projects and which
support the Kennel Club's aims and objectives'. These
projects are typically those that require an injection of funds to
get them started, or projects with a credible business case but for
which the necessary funds are not within reach of the individual,
club or organisation.
Applications for investment funds are available by way of
application to members of the Kennel Club, Kennel Club Registered
Clubs, projects supported by Kennel Club Sub-Committees and Working
Parties and the Kennel Club business. Applications for funds
may also be made by individuals, clubs and organisations not
formally connected to the Kennel Club but that have a 'sponsor' in
the form of a Kennel Club Registered Club, or a Member of a Kennel
Club committee for example. Organisations connected with the
welfare of dogs, or organisations with a role within the community
promoting the benefits of dog ownership may also apply for funds on
the same basis.
Funds are available in the following ways:
- A grant, or grants, where no repayment of the capital is
expected or required.
- Matched funding, where the applicant(s) raise funds and the
Legacy Fund matches the money raised on a one-for-one basis.
- A loan, where interest at the market rate for interest is
payable for the period of the loan or where interest is not
Applications for investment funds must be made by completing the
application form and submitting this to Richard Fairlamb at the
Kennel Club via firstname.lastname@example.org
or by post to Richard Fairlamb, The Kennel Club, 1-5 Clarges
Street, Piccadilly, London, W1J 8AB. Further
information may be supplied on separate pages if necessary.
Applications must state clearly what the benefits resulting from
the project will be upon completion. These may cover but are not
restricted to, dog health, dog welfare, benefits to the community
(either the dog owning public or the wider community more generally
that come into contact with dogs), benefits to the dog activity
concerned, e.g. agility, field trials, breed/conformation shows,
working trials etc. Applications must state who is involved
with the running of the project and a statement as to how it will
be managed, the resources available, the start and end date and the
names of the 'guarantors' to the Kennel Club (the person or persons
who will sign the agreement with the Kennel Club and their status
within the project management structure).
Project applications must have a clear start and end date and be
for a fixed amount - projects which are open ended in either time
or funding will not be considered. Once funding has been
agreed, the 'project owner(s)' (e.g. the individual, club
chairperson, or committee chairperson) enter into a signed
agreement with the Kennel Club agreeing to the terms of the funding
and providing a commitment to delivering the project benefits.
Grant or repayment terms will be included in the contractual