How We Use Your Donation


All monies received via donations and fundraising events go towards the vet & welfare costs of

Retired Police Dogs (RPDs).

Vets fees - these are invoices received by us from vets.

Welfare costs - these are invoices for hydrotherapy, lazer treatment for joint pain/arthritus etc, and approved sessions with animal behavourist to assist RPDs and new families experiencing difficulties in the transfer from 'working' role to retired family member.

We only award money to reimburse the payments made by owners for vet treatments and/or for welfare items - this is done on completion of an Application for Funding Form accompanied by receipts as proof of payments made. 

If we run a Special Appeal for a particular RPD then all the monies raised by that appeal go to that dog. 

Should all the monies raised in a special appeal not be required immediately we will hold these funds in readiness for future claims relating to that RPD. 

When the specific RPD passes away the monies will go into the main fund and be available for all RPDs.



How do we pay the running costs of the fund?


We regularly apply for specific grants & sponsorship to cover our running costs and for promotional material.

What type of things are included in our running costs?


Fees for:

Public Liability Insurance, website host,

printing - information leaflets etc, paper, print cartridges, envelopes & postage for correspondence.

Fees to book places/pitches at large events.

Fees for event shelter, tables, promotional signage, promotional materials, collection pots/buckets etc.




All involved with ERPDF - Board of Trustees and Volunteers are unpaid.


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Registered Charity No. 1158745 Essex Retired Police Dogs Fund 

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Updated June 2022