The Angling Trust launches new ‘Fishery Improvement Fund’.
The Angling Trust was delighted to launch a new ‘Fishery Improvement Fund’. The funding comes from the Environment Agency from some of the proceeds of rod licence sales.
The £65,000 Fund will make awards of up to £5,000 to eligible organisations for buying equipment, to make habitat improvements or for projects that get people fishing and support the aims of the National Angling Strategy ‘Fishing for Life’.
Importantly, applications to the Fund from commercial fisheries are welcome and clubs and organisations do not need to be members or Angling Trust affiliated to apply.
Sarah Chare, head of fisheries at the Environment Agency, said:
“This fund is just one way we spend rod licence income with partners to support anglers. I am looking forward to see the great results these projects will bring.”
Mark Lloyd, Chief Executive, Angling Trust said:
“I am delighted that these funds are being made available from rod licence sales to help angling clubs and commercial fisheries improve their facilities for the benefit of fish and fishing. Because of unavoidable delays to the announcement of the fund, we urge applicants to get in touch as soon as possible. We will work very hard to respond rapidly after the deadline for applications so that people can get on with spending the money in preparation for the new season.”
Potential applicants are invited to follow the link to our National Angling Strategy webpage, where they can download copies of the application form, eligibility criteria and additional guidance.
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