As part of the We Fish As One campaign, the Angling Trust is pleased to announce it is working with Sport England to help connect inactive people from priority groups with local, community angling projects. Thanks to a funding award though Sport England’s Together Fund, the Angling Trust is looking to invest in community projects that target the following groups;
- Lower socio-economic groups
- Culturally diverse communities
- Disabled people
- People with long-term health conditions.
The Angling Trust has been awarded £150,000 that it will be investing directly in community projects that help get more people fishing from the groups highlighted above.
The Angling Trust is inviting applications from community groups best placed to engage the priority groups. We are looking to support the delivery of events and activities that support groups to develop an ongoing angling habit rather than a simple ‘taster’ session.
Importantly, we will be looking to support projects that can demonstrate sustainability and will not be reliant on this funding in future years.
A simple application form has been devised but initially, the Trust would welcome the opportunity to have a conversation with a project to assess its suitability (contact details are listed below).
Who can apply?
The primary focus of this grant is supporting voluntary community partners. We are welcoming applications from angling clubs, charities and community organisations.
Projects must be based and delivered in England.
How much can you apply for?
The average grant award is expected to be £3,350.
What can the funding be used for?
- Fishing Equipment and Tackle
- Bait and Terminal Tackle
- Training (coaching courses)
- Coaching fees (although the project must demonstrate its sustainability)
- Venue Hire
The following items cannot be funded through the Together Fund:
- Activities or costs which are already covered by other government funding including rates
- Capital works (for example new pegs or improving access)
- Activities promoting religious or political beliefs
- Where there is personal benefit to an individual
The application process will close on Friday 29th July. The funds may be allocated before the deadline so interested partners are encouraged to submit an application in advance of the deadline.