Recreational fishing enthusiasts can net a grant
MEMBER for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging local fishing enthusiasts to apply for the 2018-19 Recreational Fishing Grants program.
“The Recreational Fishing Grants program provides a fantastic opportunity for local fishers to apply for both small and large grants to improve recreational fishing and provide financial assistance for projects,” Mr Walsh said.
“Last year over $1.1 million was allocated to 16 projects across the state that will benefit recreational fishers.
“Increased participation in recreational fishing provides a flow-on effect for regional businesses, including for those in the Murray Plains electorate.” The program consists of two parts:
Small grants of up to $5000 (GST exclusive) for projects to improve recreational fishing.
Large grants for projects from $5001 to $100,000 (GST exclusive).
The small grants program is open all year round with a user-friendly application form with a quick turnaround cutting processing times for angling clubs and community groups to apply.
Applications in the large grants program will be accepted until February 28 and will be sought in the following categories: Recreational fisheries’ sustainability and habitat improvement. Recreational fishing access and facilities. Recreation fisheries-related education, information and training. Recreational fisheries-related research. For more information visit vfa.vic.gov.au/recreational-fishing/ recreational-fishing-grants-program