The fund will have a particular focus on promoting sustainable angling tourism in rural areas while also supporting initiatives aimed at beginners and young anglers.
Launching the 2024 call, Suzanne Campion Head of Finance and Corporate Services at IFI said: “We have the unique opportunity through the IFI Sponsorship Programme to support a driver of rural economic growth, to assist those who wish to go fishing for the first time, and to highlight the importance of biodiversity, conservation and sustainable recreational fishing.
“Angling can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities, and one beginner’s fishing trip can turn into a lifetime recreational pursuit.”
Angling clubs, groups and associations nationwide are now invited to apply for sponsorship funding before the January 19th 2024 application deadline. Requests for equipment, staff support and biosecurity assistance can be made to IFI throughout the year.