Opportunities for organisations

Your support is crucial – and there’s so much to gain

Become a PDSA Partner and whether you’re a business, school or trust, you can make a real difference to pets that need your help.

PDSA don’t receive any government or National Lottery funding, so the support of businesses, trusts and foundations is really important to us. It’s also an opportunity for businesses to demonstrate their commitment to social and corporate responsibility.

Please come and join us so that we can continue to offer medical care and kindness to the UK’s pets in need.

For schools, working with PDSA is a fantastic opportunity for pupils to learn about animal wellbeing through our talks and workshops. And we’re delighted when schools decide they’d also like to fundraise for us with collections, sales, challenges and sponsored events.

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For businesses

Become a Corporate Partner and see the benefits to your business

Fundraising on behalf of PDSA improves staff morale, helps nurture a team ethic and provides fantastic PR and commercial opportunities. Whatever the size of your organisation, whether small partnership or large multinational, there are many ways your business can play a part in what we do – and get great benefits too.

A bespoke package to suit you

Our Corporate Partnership Team works with businesses of all shapes and sizes and across different industries and sectors. Get in touch and we’ll talk to you about how you’d like to be involved and how you’d like your business to benefit. Then we’ll tailor a bespoke partnership package to suit you.

Whether it be corporate partnerships, naming us as your Charity of the Year, adopting a hospital, sponsoring our events and programmes, payroll giving or volunteering our team will work closely with you to ensure you achieve your goals.

And as well as the absolutely vital help it gives to PDSA, it’s a great way to help achieve your corporate social responsibility, marketing and business objectives – and has real feel-good factor for staff too.

For schools

Pet welfare education – and fundraising too

Bringing PDSA into your school is a great chance for children and staff to learn more about animal wellbeing and how to become the best possible pet owner. You can do this either through using our resources or through a visit from one of our vet nurses.

It’s also a great opportunity for children to develop their social awareness and empathy skills – and to understand that sometimes animals and people need a helping hand.

Bring the exciting world of vets and pets into our classroom

Our team of Community & Education vet nurses and trained volunteers deliver fun and engaging talks in schools on the five welfare needs of pets and PDSA’s crucial work.

From hospital stories to hero animals and from staying safe around dogs to becoming a vet, these are interactive talks that children love. All talks can be tailored to meet learning objectives – and around small or large groups and learners with special educational needs. If you’ve got school pets we can talk about their care too – find out more in our Education Section.

Help a vet help a pet with school fundraisers

Could your school get together to help cats who aren’t feeling purr-fect and dogs who are a bit ‘ruff’ round the edges? There are lots of simple and inspiring ways you could help, from collecting stamps to bake sales or a sponsored challenge. See Fundraising for organisations for more details.

For trusts

How charitable trusts and foundations can help

We don’t receive support from the government or the national lottery, so the kind support of charitable trusts and foundations is key to our ongoing success in helping animals whose owners would struggle to pay vet’s bills.

Last year we cared for over 470,000 pets at our PDSA Pet Hospitals, PDSA Pet Clinics and PDSA Pet Practices. But the cost of providing our vet services is rising. Growing our income is crucial if we’re to continue having an immediate impact on the welfare of pets and their owners.

Help the companions of elderly, vulnerable and disadvantaged people

We help pets in need, but our work is also for the benefit of their owners, who are often elderly, vulnerable and disadvantaged. The support of charitable trusts has a major influence on the services we provide in some of the most deprived areas of the country.

There is an urgent need to develop and expand our services, so your support is needed more than ever. So if your charitable trust focuses on animals, the elderly, education/training, disability, relief of poverty or healthcare and you think you could be of assistance, we’d love to hear from you.

Come and see what we do

We arrange several visits a year to our PDSA Pet Hospitals so that trustees can see behind the scenes, meeting vets, nurses, pets and owners to see the difference they are making.

Our current funding opportunities

With a UK-wide network of 51 PDSA Pet Hospitals and over 380 PDSA Pet Practices, we have a wide variety of projects that need funding. Trustees are welcome to give their support to a specific location or project, or allow us to direct their donation to where it’s needed most.

Payroll Giving

For employers

The easy way for your employees to make regular donations

Payroll Giving enables your employees to make regular donations to the charity of their choice through their salary.

It’s easy to organise – just contact Geared for Giving for more information and help.

Benefits of setting up a Payroll Giving scheme

  • Enhances your corporate responsibility programme, which will help support your reputation as an ethical business.
  • Shows support for the local community.
  • Improves staff motivation. The scheme promotes you as a responsible and helpful employer who wants to develop staff relations.
For employees

It costs less to give with Give as you Earn

Payroll Giving, also known as Give as you Earn, is a simple way to make regular, tax-free donations to PDSA.

Every time you’re paid, donations are deducted by your payroll department and sent to us. It happens before your tax is calculated, so it costs you less. For instance 20% tax payers can donate £10 but it will only cost £8. For 40% tax payers donating £10 will cost just £6.

It’s easy to organise – just go to workplacegiving.co.uk. Employers can also action Payroll Giving themselves by contacting an approved payroll givingagency.

Your monthly donation will be shown on your payslip before tax deductions. If you want to cancel your donations in the future, just instruct your payroll department. Your monthly donation will stop automatically if you move jobs, so if you want them to continue don’t forget to start a new instruction with your new employer.

Burgess

We’ve worked with Burgess Pet Care for many years to help address different welfare concerns. Since 2013 our work together has focussed on rabbits. Rabbits are the UK’s 3rd most popular pet, but research has shown that though people love them, they don’t really know how to look after them. So we jointly developed The PDSA Rabbit Wellbeing Challenge to help owners understand their needs. Burgess also sponsor the rabbit contestants battling the bulge in PDSA Pet Fit Club. We’re sure all rabbits would ‘binky’ with happiness to say thank you.

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Centaur Services

Veterinary wholesaling company Centaur Services help us in a hugely practical way – by collecting bags of donated items given by supporters to our 51 PDSA Pet Hospitals from all around the country. They take it to a central base where PDSA collects and delivers the items to our shops for sale. £18,000 has been raised so far with their kind help.

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Cosyfeet

PDSA has proved a perfect fit for this footwear specialist. They are supporting us for two years doing everything from promoting our pet health videos and case studies to encouraging their employees to fundraise for us. They’re even donating 25p from the sale of every pair of their bestselling Helen and Richard extra roomy slippers. Managing Director Andrew Peirce says “We are delighted to be able to support PDSA in the important work they do. We know from talking to our customers that pets play an important part in their lives”

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Hill’s

The kind sponsors of our Pet Fit Club slimming competition for many years, Hill’s Pet Nutrition play a fantastic part in our work. They support us in a number of ways, including supplying the diet food for the UK’s biggest pet slimming competition.

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