Grants

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GGHA Game Crop Grant

The GGHA makes available financial support towards the cost of sowing suitable game crops to affiliated clubs who participate in the GGHA Predator Control Competition AND submit Bag Return Forms.

A budget of €4000 annually is allocated to the programme and this funding is provided to subsidise the cost of seed, fencing material, fertiliser and where appropriate, machinery hire to a maximum of 50% of the overall costcost or a max of €500 per club this will include the 50% discount the GGHA apply to game crop mix.  All claims for ancillary costs (fencing material, fertiliser and machinery hire) MUST be accompanied by appropriate original official receipts.

There is also a provision for a once off development payment, approval for which must be sought in advance from the GGHA Executive.

Please note that the maximum financial assistance payable to any one club is €500 per annum and where the overall annual programme budget is exceeded, the support will be paid out on a pro rata basis across all clubs who qualify for grant aid.

To ensure that suitable game crop is sown, as part of the programme the GGHA will supply the necessary seed directly to clubs.  Completed signed and dated application forms must be received by the GGHA Game Development Officer on or before the stated deadlines.

The purchase price of this seed has been subsidised at a rate of 50% by the GGHA from the overall programme budget, and the available seed mixtures are:

  • Wild Bird Cover Delight (a mixture of Triticale, Linseed, Mustard and Phacellia available in 22kg/0.6 acre packs @ €13.50 each)
  • Standard Wild Bird Mix (a mixture of Triticale and Linseed available in 18kg/0.5 acre packs @ €11.50 each)
  • Wild Bird Mix + Phacellia and Quinoa (available in 18.5kg/0.5 acre packs @ €13 each)
  • Wild Bird Mix + Mustard and Gold of Pleasure (available in 19kg/0.5 acre packs @ €13.50 each)
  • Grey Partridge Mix (a highly recommended mixture of Kale, Lucerne, Chicory, Radish and Tritacale x 3 bags available in 35kg for 1 Hectare/2.47 acres packs @ €88 each) or €17.80 per half acre( min order per club of this mix is the 35kg mix)

Completed form AND payment to be received on or before 20th April on each
given year by:
The Game Development Officer with the G.G.H.A

Martin Fallon

2 Clareview

Claretuam

Co Galway

 

Game Crop Development Programme 2020-Ancilliary Costs

Completed form AND original receipts to be received
on or before 22nd June in each given Year only receipts dated between 22nd
June 2019 and 22nd June 2020 will be accepted
by:
The Game Development Officer with the G.G.H.A

Martin Fallon 

2 Clareview 

Claretuam

Co Galway

 

GGHA Predator Control Equipment Grant

GGHA Vermin Control Grant Programme 2020
The GGHA makes available financial support for the purchase of vermin control
equipment, trail cameras and dog location collars to affiliated clubs who participate in
the AND submit Bag Return Forms.
This support is provided at a rate of 50% of the receipted purchase price of
equipment items, and a budget of €4000 annually is allocated to the programme.
Where the overall annual programme budget is exceeded, the support will be paid
out on a pro rata basis across all clubs who qualify for grant aid.
Completed signed and dated application forms must be received by the GGHA
Vermin Control Officer on or before the stated deadline, and all applications must be
accompanied by original printed receipts.
While suitable habitat is a key requirement for wildlife development, vermin control is
the cornerstone which ensures that any game subsequently released does not
simply become food for predators. These measures also have the bonus of
affording wild game the maximum opportunity to breed successfully, which is the
most economical and environmentally friendly means of game propagation.
The GGHA reminds all clubs and members of the derogations in force regarding the
control of vermin and in particular the use of Larson traps.

The GGHA reminds all clubs and members of the derogations in force regarding the control of vermin and in particular the use of Larson traps.

Completed form AND original receipts to be received
on or before 3rd July 2020
only Vermin Equipment receipts dated between 22nd June 2019 and 3rd July
2020 will be accepted
by:
Gerry O’Reilly, Loughgeorge, Claregalway, Co Galway

Club Activities Promotion Grant

The GGHA makes available financial support for the purpose of promoting club activities within local schools and organisations (scouts, tidy towns etc.) to affiliated clubs who participate in the AND submit Bag Return Forms.

A budget of €2000 annually is allocated to the programme and this funding is provided to subsidise the cost to clubs (at a rate of 50%) of supplying bird tables, bird boxes, bat boxes, owl boxes and wild bird feed etc.

The maximum grant aid available per club is €200 and where the overall annual programme budget is exceeded, the support will be paid out on a pro rata basis across all clubs who qualify for grant aid.

Completed signed and dated application forms must be received by the GGHA Game Development Officer on or before the stated deadline, and all applications must be accompanied by original printed receipts.

Photographs of the presentation of equipment etc. should be taken where possible for promotional purposes, with the necessary permissions being sought from those involved.

Completed form AND original receipts to be received on or before 3rd  July 2020

Martin Fallon 

2 Clareview 

Claretuam

Co Galway

 

Game Bird and Wildfowl Grant Programme 2020

The GGHA makes available financial support towards the purchase of pheasant poults / Adults, mallard ducklings and partridge chicks to affiliated clubs who participate in the GGHA Vermin Control Competition AND submit Bag Return Forms.

A budget of €4000 annually is allocated to the programme all this subsidy will be divided between clubs for birds purchased from Irish suppliers. With a max of €500 per club to be payed for Ducklings, Pheasant (Poults) (Adults), Partridge (chicks)

The purchase of adult pheasants from Irish suppliers is also subsidised and is been increased to €200 per club under this part of the scheme.

Where the overall annual programme budget is exceeded, the support will be paid out on a pro rata basis across all clubs who qualify for grant aid.

Completed signed and dated application forms must be received by the GGHA Game Development Officer on or before the stated deadline, and all applications must be accompanied by ORIGINAL printed receipts or invoices. ( The completed forms to be recieved by the 24th of April from clubs. We understand that clubs wil not have reciepts for pu

All clubs are advised to satisfy themselves as to the health status of the game birds and wildfowl they purchase, and only use reputable suppliers.

The completed forms to be received by the 24th of April from clubs. We understand that clubs will not have receipts for the Pheasant and Ducks at this stage so all you need to do is fill in the order form and the supplier’s information and return to the GDO. See attached the list of suppliers if needed from Irish suppliers. Game Farms

 

See example orders from club for Game Birds

Birds ordered Quantity Cost to club Cost to GGHA Total to supplier
Pheasant Poults 50 @ e.g.€5  each 0 €250 €250
100  @ e.g.€5  each 0 €500 €500
150  @ e.g.€5  each €250 €500 €750
Ducklings 50 @ e.g.€5  each 0 €250 €250
100  @ e.g.€5  each 0 €500 €500
150  @ e.g.€5  each €250 €500 €750
Adults Pheasant €200
 Partridge 50 @ e.g.€5  each 0 €250 €250
100  @ e.g.€5  each 0 €500 €500
150  @ e.g.€5  each €250 €500 €750
Pheasant Poults +Ducklings 50 of each  @ e.g.€5  each 0 €500 €500

 

All holding pens and transport methods need to be up to standard

 

Completed form AND receipts to be received on or before 24th April 2020 by:

The Game Development Officer with the G.G.H.A

Martin Fallon 

2 Clareview 

Claretuam

Co Galway

All Gun Clubs are encouraged to participate in the GGHA Predator Control Competition & NARGC Mink Bounty Scheme. Whatever vermin is shot within your Club will improve the survival of ground-nesting birds and help the GGHA to take part in the NARGC National Predator Control Competition. The count dates and locations will be provided to club secretaries.

 

 

GGHA Club of the Year Award

Gun Clubs interested in participating in the GGHA Club of the Year Award competition should put together a short application outlining their work under six headings:

  • Club Structure
  • Habitat Development
  • Predator Control,
  • Game Releasing,
  • Public Relations
  • Participation in Surveys.

We recommend that Clubs also use the sub-headings outlined in the main application form as a guide. Clubs that participate in this Award will be examined (based on their application form and site visit) by relevant GGHA and external officer. Application deadlines will be communicated to club secretaries.

For more details click here

Grouse Development Grant

The NARGC has a grant scheme whereby funding is available to clubs engaging in Grouse development projects.  Completed application forms should be sent to Mr Patrick Nolan, Hillview, Rathellen, Leighlinbridge, Co Carlow or Mr Seamus O’Brien, Ballyanny Upper, Nenagh, Co Tipperary.  Deadline for receipt by the NARGC is 1st August annually.  Queries on the programme should be directed to the NARGC Grouse Sub-committee Chairman Mr Jim Brennan on 086 2725372.