Give your community a fishing boost!

Round 10 of the Recfishwest Community Grants is still open for fishers!

We want your applications for projects to improve fishing for your community. Previous successful projects receiving Community Grants funding have included the Kalbarri Kids Whiting Comp,  Steep Point Clean Up Day (pictured above), the West Kimberley Women’s Fishing Clinics and videos to help raise the profile of Fishability.

Check the full list of round nine grants here.

The Mary Island Fishing Club decided to run a West Kimberley Women’s Fishing Clinic and the sessions were a huge success with fishers learning how to back a boat trailer, tie knots, rig their own fishing gear, fillet fish and much more!

You could use the money to hold a fishing clinic, hold a fishing competition, offer a training day for your club members, purchase new information or safety signage, or improve access to fishing locations. There are so many opportunities to improve fishing for your community. Think outside the box and bring new projects to the table.

The grants are available to a maximum of $8,000 for each applicant, although preference will be given to applications under $5,000. Applications which demonstrate the support of local recreational fishers or fishing club will rank highly. This scheme is funded using recreational fishing licence fees through the Recreational Fishing Initiatives Fund. Be a part of making fishing better in WA, help us help you, help fishers!

Recfishwest Community Grant Program Application Form – Round 10

Recfishwest Community Grant Program Guidelines – Round 10

Applications open: Friday, 27 September

Applications close: Midnight Friday, 22 November

Broome North Fishing Club used their Community Grant funding to host a threadfin competition for locals and visiting fishers to the region.
Whiteys Tackle & Camping used their funding to have their very own instore app to help fishers apply for licences, understand the fishing rules, check the weather, navionics chart viewer and much more. This is the first of its kind in Australia!

Round 9 Community Grants Now Open

Round 9 Community Grants are Now Closed

Every year Recfishwest run a community grant program designed to provide funding for small scale projects which benefit recreational fishing in Western Australia.

Incorporated fishing clubs and community groups are encouraged to submit an application for funding.

Applications for Round 9 of the Recfishwest Community grant program open on 15th August and close on 12th October.

Applications for funding must cover at least one of the following priority areas:

  • Extension Materials
  • Education/Engagement Initiatives
  • Habitat Protection/Enhancement
  • Recreational Fishing Safety
  • Community Capacity Building
  • Access
  • Promotion of recreational fishing in Western Australia

More than one application may be submitted from your group provided each project is quite distinct from the others, and you have the capacity to deliver them.

All applicants are encouraged to discuss their projects with Recfishwest prior to submission.

The Recfishwest Board will be responsible for approval of funding applications.

For more information visit our Grants Page.