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Aboriginal Fishing Trust Fund - 2023

ClosedGrant Closed: 25th of August 2023 - 5:00 pm Value: Up to $500,000 Run By: NSW Department of Primary Industries Further Information: https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishing/aboriginal-fishing/AFTF

The Aboriginal Fishing Trust Fund (AFTF) provides grants and loans for the enhancement, maintenance and protection of Aboriginal cultural fishing as well as for Aboriginal communities to develop businesses associated with fisheries resources throughout NSW.

The AFTF looks to fund a wide range of projects across both coastal and inland regions in NSW, which promote Aboriginal cultural fishing or provide fishing related economic opportunities for Aboriginal people.

To be eligible applicants must be:

  • An Aboriginal person, or
  • An Aboriginal entity, which includes a family/clan or community organisation, or an Aboriginal owned and run business, or
  • Someone acting on behalf of an Aboriginal entity.

There are 3 different funding options to choose from when applying for funding:

  • Small Grants – less than $5000
  • Large grants – up to $500,000
  • Low (and possibly zero) interest loans – up to $500,00
Last Updated: 23rd of July 2023
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