Inland Fisheries Ireland Sponsorship Fund 2017 open for applications

Inland Fisheries Ireland Sponsorship Fund 2017 open for applications as potential for Ireland’s growth as angling destination revealed

A great opportunity for angling hubs to fund events in 2017

Inland Fisheries Ireland has launched its Sponsorship Fund for 2017 which will support angling events and initiatives across the country. The fund supported 44 events to the tune of €30,000 in 2016 with a particular focus on initiatives which help grow Ireland’s angling tourism product and support novice anglers. Angling in Ireland is currently worth €836 million to Ireland’s economy annually, supporting upwards of 11,000 jobs.


Applications for funding from the Sponsorship Fund are now invited from angling clubs, associations or any local group organising an angling initiative. The scheme will remain open for applications until Friday, 9th of December 2016 and all applications can be made online at Awards will be subject to budget availability and adherence to the scheme requirements.

New €500,000 fund available to improve access to angling facilities


All hub members are encouraged to make applications to this fund if they have a project they’d like to get off the ground this year….

New €500,000 fund available to improve access to angling facilities

Inland Fisheries Ireland invites applications for funding from the public

Tuesday, 18th October 2016: A new fund to support projects that will contribute to the delivery of an accessible and sustainable, world class inland fisheries resource has been established. Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has announced an overall Capital Works Fund of €500,000 available for angling groups and clubs who are looking to improve access and infrastructure for angling.

The fund is aimed specifically at capital improvement works with grants available to all groups and individuals including local development associations, tidy towns, angling clubs and others looking to improve access to angling. The types of projects eligible for funding must provide for public access and include the following:

  • Clearing and fencing along rivers/ lakes to allow access for angling
  • Abled and disabled friendly angling stands
  • Car parks to improve access for anglers (new car parks and upgrades to existing carparks)
  • Walkways to improve access for anglers
  • Stands, styles, footbridges and boat slips
  • Accessible angling boats / angling boats

To make an application, find out more or register an expression of interest in a scheme for larger scale projects to be announced next year follow this link: