Aims/priorities: Grants to support angling clubs, fisheries, charities, schools and local authorities in England to deliver angling events and activities that will get more people into fishing and retain them within the sport. Following a period of lockdown in England, due to the coronavirus outbreak, an increase in the popularity of angling was observed, with nearly a million people buying or renewing a fishing licence since the spring. As a means of encouraging the wellbeing benefits the sport can offer, the Get Fishing Fund has been established to encourage more people in England to take up fishing or get back into angling.
Who can apply? Applications are accepted from angling clubs, fisheries, charities, schools and local authorities in England that want to increase the number of people being introduced to angling. Activity that is delivered as a result of receiving funding must be delivered on freshwater fisheries where angling requires a fishing licence.
Grant amount: Organisations can apply for up to £500 towards small projects to assist them in delivering events and coaching activities. For large projects, organisations can apply for up to £5,000.
Application process: Applications are made online at the Angling Trust website.
Deadline: Friday 12 March 2021.
Contact information: Tel 07495 433626, Email AIFadmin@anglingtrust.net
Website address: Online Application Forms | Angling Trust