The New Zealand Companion Animal Trust (NZCAT) is dedicated to supporting projects beneficial to the community, those that provide care and protection to companion animals and projects that directly improve companion animal welfare and urban animal management. The NZCAT has four award types and there are 2 funding rounds per annum.  

The awards

  1. Microchipping Award: This award will fund will provide microchips and NZCAR microchip registration forms for community projects that aim to improve animal welfare.
  2. Desexing Award: This award will fund community desexing projects of up to $5000.
  3. Research Award: This award will fund research that is relevant to the field of companion animal welfare and urban animal management and that which provides new insight into companion animal welfare and human-animal interactions.
  4. Community Discretionary Award: This award will fund community projects that fall outside the scope of the other NZCAT award categories listed above. 

Want more information?

For more information on the Awards or the submission deadlines please view the Awards Applications Page or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

About the NZCAT

The NZCAT is an initiative of the New Zealand Companion Animal Council (NZCAC) and is comprised of the following 6 stakeholders: 

  • New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA)
  • Companion Animal Veterinarians Branch of The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA-CAV)
  • New Zealand Kennel Club (NZKC)
  • New Zealand Cat Fancy (NZCF)
  • Royal New Zealand Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RNZSPCA)
  • New Zealand Companion Animal Council (NZCAC)