The Kennel Club has released details of the new Legacy
Investment Fund which was agreed by its Members at an SGM in
The Members agreed that a fund of up to £3 million be
established 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 will typically be 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 will be 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.
In addition, applications for funds may 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 will be 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
All applications for funding will be reviewed by a working party
led by Kennel Club General Committee member Steve Croxford, and
comprising fellow General Committee members, Wilson Young, David
Guy and Ian Gabriel, and Kennel Club Finance Executive, Doug
Holford. The working party will then make recommendations to the
General Committee for its final decision on whether to proceed with
Applications for investment funds must be made by completing an
application form which can be found at
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.
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
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 by the General Committee, the
'project owner(s)' (e.g. the individual, club chairperson, or
committee chairperson) will 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 agreement.
For further details on the Kennel Club Legacy Investment Fund,