Project information

Shelter Redevelopment

The recession has meant more and more unwanted animals and strays are coming through our doors. We would like to raise £100,000 extra to allow us to complete a redevelopment project in 2011 that will allow us to continue caring for these animals.

December 2010 - December 2011

Charity information: Cheltenham Animal Shelter

Cheltenham Animal Shelter logo
  • Need


    To cope with the influx of animals in 2010, Cheltenham Animal Shelter has had to employ an additional Re-homing Officer, additional Animal Care Assistants and build ten new cattery pens. As the situation seems to still be escalating, we need to redevelop our site further.


    The redevelopment includes the construction of a designated re-homing area to allow staff to interview prospective new owners and ensure they are ableto offer a suitable new home. This will make the re-homing process more efficient and allow the animals to spend less time at the Shelter. The redevelopment will also allow us to expand our shop, one of the life bloods of our charity funds.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Redevelop the Animal Shelter site to include a re-homing area, shop and an education room.


    » By raising an additional £100,000 over the next year.

    What success will look like

    Building work completed.

  • Impact


    Long term changes will mean animals will spend less time on our site, profits from our shop will increase and more children will be able to attend the Shelter for our education talks.


    The risks associated with the project are minimal. The only risk would be if the Charity had to close. This is highly unlikey as there are reserve funds in place and the Charity is supported well by the local community.


    Donors will be asked to visit the website for updates on the Facility Redevelopment Project ( There they will be given the option to sign up for our free regualr newsletter that will contain the latest information about the project. Donors will also be invited along to the Open Day.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £252,018

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      Amount Heading Description
      £22,650 Preliminaries Initial work
      £36,065 Substructure Ground work
      £13,575 External Walls External walls and structure
      £32,107 Roof Roof area for entire building
      £13,300 Finshing touches partitions, wall and ceiling finishes, doors and windows
      £25,390 electric & plumbing inc. heating and installation
      £66,114 professional fees and misc. inc. contingencies, statutory fees
      £23,376 External works and drainage scaffolding, skips, demolition work, alterations
      £19,441 Contractors costs overheads and profit

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Legacy £100,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    The facility redevelopment is located at Gloucestershire Animal Welfare Association and Cheltenham Animal Shelter, Gardners Lane, Cheltenham. GL51 9JW


    Homeless, unwanted and abandoned animals will be the main beneficiaries of this project.
    The people that require the charity to rehome their pets for them will also benefit as if the re-homing process is made to be more efficient then we are more likely to have the room to take in their pet and find it a new loving home.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Gloucestershire Animal Welfare Association and Cheltenham Animal Shelter is a long established Charity that has been caring for the unwanted and abandoned animals of Gloucestershire for many decades. The Chairty is one of very few rescue and re-homing centres in the area and takes in stray dogs from 4 councils (Tewkesbury & Cheltenham borough, Gloucester City and Cotswold District) as well as the police.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Sarah Easterbrook

    Canine Re-homing Officer; will be partly responsible for making the re-homing process more efficient once the project has been completed.

    Nicole Jones

    Feline Re-homing Officer; will be partly responsible for making the re-homing process more efficient once the project has been completed.

I am so thrilled at the prospect of the buildings being added to our excellant Animal Shelter in Cheltenham.

Mayor of Cheltenham