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 five award types and there are 3 funding rounds per annum.
- Small Community Award: This award will fund community projects of up to $3000.
- 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.
- Student Summer Scholarship: This award encourages students to develop their interest in companion animal welfare by providing them with the opportunity to conduct relevant research. $1600.
- Public Vote Award: This award will fund a community project up to$8000 selected by popular vote.
- Discretionary Award: This award will fund community projects that fall outside the scope of the other NZCAT award categories listed above. These is no limit set on the amount of money that can be applied for under the Discretionary Award.
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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)