Grants and awards | January 18, 2016

Recreational fishing grants closing soon

Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy is encouraging people to consider applying for the 2015/2016 Recreational Fishing Large Grants Program which is open until 29 February.

Emma Kealy said the grants program was a great opportunity for fishing clubs, community groups, incorporated bodies, registered companies and government and statutory bodies to develop projects which would provide benefits to public recreational fishing.

“The Lowan electorate has many popular fishing spots for locals and visitors,” Ms Kealy said.

The program consists of two parts:

·          Small Grants of up to $5000 for small projects to improve recreational fishing;

·          Large Grants for projects up to $100,000 are available in four categories.

“The Small Grants program offers the opportunity to conduct an event to promote responsible fishing practices, improve angling skills and knowledge or increase participation in recreational fishing,” Ms Kealy said. 

“Applications for the Large Grants program could include sustainability and habitat improvements, access and facilities, fisheries-related education, information and training, and recreational fisheries-related research,” she said.

The Small Grants Program is open all year round with a user friendly two page application form and quick turnaround, making it easy for angling and community groups to apply.

The Large Grants Program is open until 29 February 2016.

For further information or to apply online, visit

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