NZCAT Awards - Applications

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 focused on education within the field of companion animal welfare and urban animal management.

The NZCAT is also dedicated to funding high quality science that aims to advance companion animal welfare science and promotes education in companion animal welfare.

NZCAT Awards have been developed to support a range of project types. Click on the links below to view individual application forms and terms and conditions.

How to Apply

  • Application forms are available for each award using the links above, or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Application forms must be read and completed in conjunction with the associated Terms and Conditions.
  • Only electronic applications will be considered.
  • All applications must be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • If further information is required please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 021 725 150

 ** Incomplete applications will not be considered - please read the Terms and Conditions carefully and ensure all required documentation is supplied along with your completed application form.

NZCAT Microchip Award

The NZCAT Microchip Award provides microchips and NZCAR microchip registration forms to community organisations seeking to improve the lives of animals.

Closing Dates:
  • 16 February 2020
  • 16 August 2020
Last updated: 30 Nov 2019

NZCAT Desexing Project Award

The NZCAT Desexing Project Award will fund a community project up to $5000.

Closing Dates:
  • 16 February 2020
  • 16 August 2020
Last updated: 30 Nov 2019

NZCAT Research Study Award

Awards of up to $10,000 per annum for research projects that are relevant to the field of companion animal welfare and urban animal management.

Closing Dates:
  • 16 February 2020
  • 16 August 2020
Last updated: 30 Nov 2019

NZCAT Discretionary Award

An award developed to fund community projects that fall outside the scope of the other three awards.

Closing Dates:
  • 16 February 2020
  • 16 August 2020
Last updated: 30 Nov 2019