• Welcome To

    The National Equine Welfare Council

  • Welcome To

    The National Equine Welfare Council

  • Welcome To

    The National Equine Welfare Council

  • Welcome To

    The National Equine Welfare Council

  • Welcome To

    The National Equine Welfare Council

  • Welcome To

    The National Equine Welfare Council

  • Welcome To

    The National Equine Welfare Council

Since its inception in 1977, as a forum for like-minded equine charities to share ideas and welfare concerns, the National Equine Welfare Council C.I.C. has become a nationally recognised and respected member body that unifies the sector on matters of welfare concern.

It is the NEWC’s mission to protect the welfare of the horse, pony, donkey and mule by ensuring that everyone who has an interest or association with an equine makes its health and welfare the overriding factor in all decision making.

It is NEWC’s mission to raise awareness of equine welfare issues and to help improve equine welfare standards nationwide.

NEWC membership provides an assurance to both the public and the industry that equine welfare is the priority. Through working collaboratively with the industry and its members, NEWC is committed to improving efficiency through sharing information and resources.

Streamlining education, regulation and enforcement initiatives are NEWC key objectives to ensure horse welfare standards steadily improve.

The NEWC network is very wide with over 70 members throughout the UK which include equine welfare charities large and small as well as a multitude of organisations from the equestrian and veterinary sectors of the equine industry.

Latest News

Dean Farm Trust Welcomed as New Members of NEWC

We are thrilled to welcome Dean Farm Trust as new members of NEWC. 

Founded in 2016, Dean Farm Animal Sanctuary is home to over 200 rescued animals living in 62 acres of pasture, woodland and paddocks near Chepstow, South Wales. 

The animals, including Miniature Shetland ponies, Exmoor ponies, donkeys, pigs, sheep and ex-battery hens, are all given a home for life.

The sanctuary is run by a small team of staff and volunteers, dedicated to the welfare, comfort and safety of their residents ensuring they have quality of life

Visit their website to find out more: deanfarmtrust.org.uk

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Animal Welfare Research Network (AWRN) Workshop on ‘How Happy are Equine Athletes?’

In collaboration with The Horse Trust, World Horse Welfare and the University of Liverpool, NEWC is holding a virtual workshop on Tuesday 30th March 2021 to discuss the concept of the happy equine athlete and how we can tell if the horses and ponies we are working with are indeed ‘happy athletes’. 

Registration for the event is now closed but we will make the presentations available for members on our website in April.

AWRN Workshop on “How happy are equine athletes?” – Animal Welfare Research Network

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Covid-19 Equine Rescues Emergency Fund – deadline 15th Jan 2021

Applications are open for the final round of Petplan Charitable Trust’s Covid-19 Equine Rescues Emergency Fund!

Submit by Friday 15th January Are you a small/medium-sized charity whose primary focus is equine rescue and rehoming? If your work has been directly affected by the crisis you could be eligible for a grant of up to £5000.

For more details & to apply, visit: Covid-19 Equine Rescues Emergency Fund

About the fund

The Petplan Charitable Trust (PPCT) has joined together with NEWC and World Horse Welfare to create a Covid-19 Equine Rescues Emergency Fund.

The purpose of the fund is to help smaller equine welfare organisations across the UK who are being significantly impacted by the current crisis.

All equine welfare organisations have experienced unprecedented financial and operational challenges as a result of the coronavirus crisis. On top of looking after the animals in their care with very limited rehoming possible, they have had to close their centres to visitors, cancel fundraising events and see donations dry up during the ongoing crisis. This can be especially devastating for smaller charities.

Where is the money coming from?

Support for the Fund, which was set up at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic with a commitment of £50,000 from PPCT, has already raised a further £80,000 from the RSPCA, The Donkey Sanctuary, Redwings, World Horse Welfare and the British Horse Society (BHS). We’re delighted to report that the fund has also been boosted by £10,000 from the Elise Pilkington Charitable Trust.

The maximum grant will be £5,000. Grants will be decided by a committee comprising representatives from NEWC, the supporting charities and an independent member, with PPCT administering the fund.

Is your charity eligible?

Applicants need not be NEWC members, but rescue and rehoming of equines should be the primary focus of the organisation. If more applications are received than funds available, priority will be given to NEWC members.

How to apply

Applications for the final round of funding are open now. Simply follow this link and you will be taken to an online form. The deadline for the final round of applications is Friday 15th January 2021. Successful applicants will be notified one week later and payment will be made by 29th January 2021.

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