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Our grants

We offer grants across three categories, in two annual funding rounds that close on 1 March and 1 November. There is no funding limit on any of our grants. Each application is assessed on its merits and is funded accordingly. 

Research in practice

This grant provides funding for companion animal practice professionals including (but not limited to) veterinarians, veterinary nurses and technicians for projects that meet our objectives. Successful applicants may carry out their project either inside or outside a clinical setting. Project design and supervision is available. 

Human-Pet bond grant

This grant is open to suitably qualified applicants who wish to research the human-animal bond.  Projects which tackle the big issues facing New Zealand companion animals will be viewed particularly favourably.

These include but are not limited to:

•    The benefits of companion animals to families 
•    Factors affecting animals in society – eg dog bites
•    Management of companion animals when family circumstances change
•    Management of companion cats

Discretionary grant

This grant is for projects that meet HPNZ objectives but don’t meet the criteria of our other two grants. 

More information

Projects must meet the Healthy Pets New Zealand terms & conditions. If your application is successful 75% of the grant is payable on acceptance of the conditions, with the remaining 25% paid after the project completion obligations are met. Projects are monitored quarterly.