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Carlisle City Council is providing local businesses with free access to its local business support and grant portal provided by Open4Business. This is tailored for the Carlisle area and includes local, regional and national schemes.

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New Grants for Angling Aficionados

10 December 2020/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

In the wake of the England’s first coronavirus lockdown, an increase in the popularity of fishing was observed, with nearly a million people buying or renewing a fishing licence since the spring. As a means of encouraging the wellbeing benefits the sport can offer, the Get Fishing Fund has been created to encourage more people in England to take up fishing or get involved for the first time.

From an overall £100,000 budget, grants of up to £500 for small-scale projects and up to £5,000 for larger projects will be available.

The funding is expected to help the delivery of future angling participation events, including any additional equipment needed to ensure fisheries are following COVID-19 safety guidelines, PPE and signage. It can also cover the costs of fishing equipment, tackle and bait, as well as event resources including promotional material, gazebos and basic storage facilities.

Applications are accepted from angling clubs, fisheries, charities, schools and local authorities in England that want to increase the number of people being introduced to angling. Activities undertaken as a result of receiving funding must be delivered on freshwater fisheries where angling requires a fishing licence.

How To Apply

The final deadline for submitting funding applications for both large and small projects is Friday 12 March 2021.

Applications are made online at the Angling Trust website.

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