Better Fishing Grants are open in three stages:
27 April - June 30
1 July - 25 September
1 October - 30 November
Under the $2 million Investing in Improved Facilities for Recreational Fishers and Local Communities commitment, the Tasmanian Government will continue to provide grants to make recreational sea fishing more accessible to Tasmanians.
Round 3 - funding available
Grants of up to $150,000 are available for facilities that improve recreational sea fishing opportunities in Tasmania.
Submissions for both large projects (up to $150,000) and small projects (up to $15,000) are available.
These may include installing or upgrading:
- pontoons, jetties or other structures for recreational fishing;
- fish cleaning tables, bins, tables, shelters and lighting;
- toilets near fishing facilities;
- paths, steps, walkways or other access routes to fishing locations; and
- other facilities directly associated with recreational shore-based fishing.
Small grants: - Incorporated not-for-profit organisations (including community groups and fishing clubs) municipal councils and other land managers are eligible to apply.
Large grants: - applications are open to public land managers where facilities are proposed to be located. Incorporated not-for-profit organisations (including community groups that can show capacity to manage a project of this size).
Guidelines and application forms
Information for applicants:
Better Fishing Grants - Information for Applicants
Better Fishing Grants Application Form - Small Grants
Better Fishing Grants Application Form - Large Grants
Grant Recipients: Round 2
Six projects have received funding through the second round of the
Better Fishing Grants
with a combined total of $424,302. The funded projects aim to improve the accessibility of recreational sea fishing to Tasmanians.
|Clarence City Council||Upgrading water and power supply to Bellerive Pier||$87,000|
|Huon Valley Council||New Fishing Pontoon Shipwrights Point||$150,000|
Grant Recipients: Round 1
Five community projects have received funding through the first round of the Better Fishing Grants with a combined total of $30,500. The funded projects aim to improve the accessibility of recreational sea fishing to Tasmanians.
|George Town Council||Installing a fish cleaning table and tackle bin at York Cove||$10,000|
|Reclink||Fishing tackle for the Reclink Fishing Program||$3,485|
|Naracoopa Progress Assn.||Light and fish cleaning facilities at Naracoopa Jetty||$3,800|
|Swansea Primary School||Equipment for the Sustainable Fishing Program||$4,586|
|Tuna Club of Tasmania||A single channel base to improve communications for fishers||$9,000|