Thursday, 1 October 2020.
LISMORE MP Janelle Saffin is urging groups and individuals in the Electorate of Lismore to apply for their share of $20 million of funding under the NSW Government’s Recreational Fishing Trusts grant program.
Ms Saffin said recreational fishing was extremely popular on the Northern Rivers and Northern Tablelands, particularly with the magnificent Clarence, Richmond and Tweed rivers running through her electorate and our proximity to the coastline.
“This is money collected from recreational fishing licences so effectively it is taxpayers’ money which recreational fishing clubs and organisations, individuals, community groups, universities and councils can apply for,” Ms Saffin said.
Ms Saffin urged people to apply for small projects seeking less than $10,000 or for larger projects seeking more than $10,000 of funding, before applications for this round of funding close on October 30.
In the past, Trusts funding has support a wide range of projects, including recreational fishing enhancement, fishing facilities and access, fishing education, aquatic habitat rehabilitation, research on fish and recreational fishing, enforcement of fishing rules, and Gone Fishing NSW Day fishing club grants.
There are different application forms for small and large projects, habitat rehabilitation projects and fish stocking projects.
Funding guidelines and application forms are available at www.dpi.nsw.gov.au. Grant ideas can also be discussed by contacting DPI Fisheries on (02) 4916 3835 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org