The Fund was established on 1 July 2000 as a non-profit, ancillary gift fund by the Coordinating Cat Council of Australia (CCCA) with a working party formulating initial guidelines.
It was launched on 21 July 2001 in Canberra and approved it’s first research grants in 2007.
In 2018 the Fund adopted a new Trust Deed which:
- updated the Deed to reflect a new model deed preferred by the ATO
- increased the number of Trustees to seven
- removed the need for the CCCA member to be present in order for the Board of Trustees to be quorate
- included an Australian Cat Federation member as one of the Trustees
The success of the Fund has been made possible by the contributions of a large number of organisations and individuals, including, but not limited to:
The Late Kel Duncan
The late Shirley Sargent
The Coordinating Cat Council of Australia
Dr Julia Nicholls