Applications for Recreational Fishing Trust grants are now open for projects to improve and promote recreational fishing.
This year there is an additional focus on encouraging applications for projects that will boost fishing opportunities for people with disabilities, such as fishing platforms in popular fishing spots. This includes new platforms but also existing infrastructure that needs upgrading.
Fishing platforms provide a safe and accessible location for all recreational fishers, including those with mobility issues as well as families and groups with children.
There are different funding application forms to choose from when applying for funding:
Each form can be downloaded electronically below.
It is recommended applicants read the funding guidelines for more information on preparing Trust applications before completing an application form.
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For assistance with completing your application and to ensure applications are consistent with priorities for funding contact the Recreational Fishing Trust Management Team on (02) 4429 7428 or e-mail email@example.com
Applications closed on the 18 December 2023.
Applicants should contact DPI on (02) 4916 3835 or firstname.lastname@example.org before applying.
Please note – Recreational Fishing Trust funding for projects that restore, rehabilitate and protect fish habitat is available through the DPI Habitat Action Grants Program. These require a different funding application form. Aquatic habitat rehabilitation project applications must be submitted via the Habitat Action Grants Program rather than the general Recreational Fishing Trust funding round.
Any aquatic habitat rehabilitation projects received during the general Recreational Fishing Trust funding round will be referred to the Habitat Action Grants Program or back to the applicant. For further information on the habitat projects please contact the Habitat Action Grants Program coordinator on email@example.com or phone (02) 6763 1206 .
Please note - a different application form applies to re-stocking rivers or impoundments with freshwater native fish. An Expression of Interest to re-stock public waters with native fish through the Dollar for Dollar Native Fish Stocking Program is released in February each year. For further information phone (02) 6763 1217.
Any relevant freshwater fish stocking applications received during the general Recreational Fishing Trust funding round will be referred to the Dollar for Dollar Native Fish Stocking Program or back to the applicant.