Anyone can apply for funding from the Recreational Fishing Trusts, including fishing organisations, universities, councils, community groups, individuals etc. Organisations applying for funding should be incorporated. Joint applications are also encouraged.
A comprehensive angler survey of the Recreational Fishing Trusts, completed in 2017, indicated widespread support for the current range of programs funded from the Trusts. Over the years, the Trusts have provided funding to a wide range projects including:
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.
Applications can be made by completing the appropriate Funding Application form and forwarding it to the Recreational Fishing Trusts Executive Officer:
NOWRA NSW 2541
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) 4916 3835 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
DPI runs an annual expression of interest calling for applications for funding
for small and large projects during September-October.
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 grants are available around August each year and 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) 67631206 .
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.