Have you an idea for you favourite fishing spot? Well Inland fisheries have announced a Capital works fund of over 500,000 euro to
A new fund to support projects that will contribute to the delivery of an accessible and sustainable, world class inland fisheries resource has been established. Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has announced an overall Capital Works Fund of €500,000 available for angling groups and clubs who are looking to improve access and infrastructure for angling.
The fund is aimed specifically at capital improvement works with grants available to all groups and individuals including local development associations, tidy towns, angling clubs and others looking to improve access to angling. The types of projects eligible for funding must provide for public access and include the following:
- Clearing and fencing along rivers/ lakes to allow access for angling
- Abled and disabled friendly angling stands
- Car parks to improve access for anglers (new car parks and upgrades to existing carparks)
- Walkways to improve access for anglers
- Stands, styles, footbridges and boat slips
- Accessible angling boats / angling boats
Suzanne Campion, Head of Business Development at Inland Fisheries Ireland said: “We are now inviting applications for funding for ‘shovel ready’ projects which will improve access to angling. This is a vital step in developing facilities for the 273,600 anglers currently in Ireland and the 163,000 international visitors who fished here in 2015. By improving access, we can help grow domestic participation in angling and encourage more visitors to our country every year.
For more information on Inland Fisheries Ireland’s current funding call and to complete the online application form, visit www.fisheriesireland.ie/funding. The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 8th of November 2016.