Stronger Fishing Clubs grants program

The Government's Target One Million plan to get more Victorian's fishing more often includes a commitment to provide all eligible angling clubs with up to $2,000 to promote membership. The Stronger Fishing Clubs grants programs is open until 30 June 2017. All Victorian angling clubs in existence since 1 January 2015 are encouraged to apply.

Developing a successful application

 In order to be successful an application needs to demonstrate how the proposed project will promote and/or increase club membership and benefit recreational fishing in Victoria.

Here are some suggestions for projects that are likely to be funded:

  • Membership drive/open day
  • Club room improvements
  • Introductory fishing days (including single event public liability costs)
  • Catch a fish day/event
  • Guest speaker nights (open to the public)
  • Website development/flyers/advertising/signage

Funding will not be considered for the following projects:

  • Payment of utility bills, clubhouse rental etc.
  • Trips for members
  • Purchase of alcohol
  • Non fishing related entertainment

How to apply

Please read the Stronger Fishing Clubs grants program Conditions and Guidelines prior to submitting your application.

Then use the online application form to apply for a Stronger Fishing Clubs grant.

For further information, to discuss a potential project or for assistance with an application please email improving.fishing@vfa.vic.gov.au or call Julie Morgan or Richard Rogala on 03 8392 6872.

Successful Stronger Fishing Clubs Grants

View current recipients of the Stronger Fishing Club grants