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Aboriginal Fishing Trust Fund – 2019/20 Funding Application Period Closing Soon

Enhancement and protection of Aboriginal cultural fishing, along with supporting fisheries-related business opportunities, are the overarching aims of the NSW Government’s Aboriginal Fishing Trust Fund, which is now open for applications.

This is the third year of operations of the fund. Some of the initiatives already funded by the Trust include: Enhancing cultural fishing grounds; education programs; and cultural fishing workshops.

With $500,000 available this year - Aboriginal people, businesses and community groups are encouraged to apply for grants or loans to support fisheries related aspirations. The Aboriginal Fishing Trust Fund opened in March and will close on 19 May 2020. For information on eligibility, funding categories, the assessment process and how to apply, visit For specific questions relating to Loans from the fund, contact the NSW Rural Assistance Authority on 1800 678 593.

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