Applications and Forms

The money raised each year from the game bird habitat stamps programme is transferred from Fish and Game Councils and NZ Post to the Game Bird Habitat Trust. 

The Trust Board uses this money to help create and enhance habitat for the benefit of game birds and other wildlife. 

Applications for grants close on June 30 each year and are open to anyone with support from the landowner and a recognised habitat referee. 

For more information about the Trust or how to apply for a grant, please refer to the forms below or contact your local Fish & Game office.

In 2023 the GBHT Board funded 10 grants for a total of $113,800:

 

 

Project Name

Applicant

Region

Funding Decision (Including GST)

1

Caterthun Reserve

Ben Febery

Gore, Southland

$5,000

2

Elders Wetland

Ben Febery

Winton, Southland

$10,000

3

Enhancing Native Wetland

Louis Genet

Dannevirke, Wellington

$2,800

4

Forsyth Wetland

Ben Forsyth

Hawera, Taranaki

$4,000

5

Harakeke Wetland

Ben Febery

Invercargill, Southland

$8,000

6

Kinatai Wetland

Andy Whitehead

Opunake, Taranaki

$5,000

7

Russco Farm Wetland

Paul Russell

Waipukurau, Hawke’s Bay

$4,000

8

Three Greys

Tom Collier

Waipawa, Hawke’s Bay

$10,000

9

Waingongoro Awa Restoration Project

Sharon Walker

Waimarama, Hawke’s Bay

$50,000

10

Wainui Hills

Ben Febery

Tokanui, Southland

$15,000

 

TOTAL Approved 2023

$113,800.00

Applications are to be returned as an electronic file by 30 June to the NZ Game Bird Habitat Trust via email: gbht@fishandgame.org.nz

Grant Application Form (PDF)
Grant Application Form (MS Word)

Referees Report Form (PDF)
Referees Report Form (MS Word)

Habitat Enhancement Agreement (PDF)