How Recfishwest’s Community Grants are improving fishing across WA in 2023
Whether fishing clubs or local business – community groups can achieve amazing things when they are backed in with support and resources with fishing the lifeblood of many regional communities.
That is why Recfishwest has proudly provided more than $500,000 in funding for more than 200 clinics, equipment upgrades, safety training and numerous community-driven fishing projects since 2011.
Funded through the Recreational Fishing Initiatives Fund (RFIF) and supported by DPIRD, the Community Grants program helps fishing clubs and other groups achieve their goals in making recreational fishing better in their areas and benefitting local fishers.
Check out the 16 different organisations below that applied for and received Recfishwest’s latest Community Grants and what exciting projects they will be running using the funding in 2023!
2023 Community Grant recipients and their projects
Recipient: Albany Boating and Fishing Club Project: Track my Fish App
Recipient: Apex Club of Kununurra Project: Barra Bash fishing competition
Recipient: Ashburton Anglers Project: Catch and release competition
Recipient: Australian Trout Foundation Inc. Projects: Trout fishing guide (Collie River and Wellington Dam), angler access stiles and club marquee
Recipient: Exmouth Game Fishing Club Project: GAMEX 2023 community engagement package
Recipient: Fremantle Sailing Club Project: Kids fishing clinics and first aid training
Recipient: Kids Cancer Support Group Project: Kayak Fishing Classic
Recipient: Kimberley Free Diving Club Project: Purchase of safety and training equipment
Recipient: Kalbarri Offshore and Angling Club Project: 2023 Kids whiting competition
Recipient: Lancelin Angling and Aquatic Club Project: John Bray Junior Fishing Classic
Recipient: Life’s Short, Stay Moist Project: Women in spearfishing series
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