Trusts and Foundations

Trusts and Foundations support many of the Brooke’s projects to help reach working equine animals across the developing world.

We hope that with further support we can continue to help thousands of people who rely on working animals to make a living by feeding their families and keep local communities together.

The Brooke relies upon the kindness of our many supporters who enable us to do our work. We have been privileged over the years to work with a number of long-term Trusts and Foundations, who are proud of their relationship with the Brooke.

If you are interested in supporting the Brooke's work, please contact the Major Relationships team on or call 020 7470 9393 or 00 44 207 470 9393 (outside UK).

Major Gifts

The dedication of our donors has been vital to the success and development of the Brooke's work for animals for nearly 80 years. Recently, we have been particularly privileged to able to work with a number of individuals who have so very generously made significant gifts towards our work.

Whether you wish for your gift to go directly to supporting one of our mobile clinics, a country specific project or our work in general, we will keep you up to date with progress. Through regular communications, events and private meetings, the team will keep you informed of how your money is being spent.

You will be part of the positive change that the Brooke is making to the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules across the developing world and you will be a true member of the Brooke 'family'.


Brooke Projects generously funded by our supporters

Enabling communities and service providers in Pakistan and Kenya

In 2014, the Alborada Trust awarded the Brooke a generous grant to cover the cost of two three-year projects.


Saddler, Hyderabad

In Hyderabad this funding helped start a programme to improve the lives of nearly 18,000 horses, donkeys and mules by training equine owning families in animal husbandry skills. During the first year of the project, our veterinary staff also carried out over 2,000 emergency treatments and vaccinations. This project will lead to a sustainable reduction in equine suffering, pain and distress.


 In Karachi, this grant has already helped over 6,000 working equines through our dual approach: training equine owners and improving local equine veterinary services. There's now better day-to-day care for the animals and more trained vets with specialist equine knowledge. We are ensuring our direct interventions can be phased out over time by developing the skills of local service providers so they can take over the care of the community's working equines.



Donkey after having its hooves trimmed, following farriery training in Kenya

The grant has enabled us to deliver a community engagement project in Mwea. By working with equine owners, we have brought about positive changes in attitude and behaviour towards working animals and their care. This project will continue to improve access to specialist equine veterinary services, with a key focus on training and supporting local farriers. See a short film of our farrier training.







We are very grateful to the Alborada Trust for their kind support, which has enabled these two important projects.


Practical research for improved animal welfare

Measuring animal

We were delighted when the Phoebe Wortley Talbot Charitable Trust generously agreed to fund the Brooke Journal - an internal online resource encouraging a culture of learning, critical thinking and enquiry at the Brooke.

Recognising the importance of our research, the Trust also chose to fund an important project in Pakistan identifying and quantifying endoparasite (worm) species affecting working equines and assessing the effectiveness of available drug treatments.







We are very grateful to the Trust for enabling us the carry out these two important pieces of work.


More information 

If you would like to find out more about our major gift programme please contact the Major Relationships team on or call 020 7470 9393 or 00 44 207 470 9393 (outside UK).


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