Every year, EFTTA uses its Youth Grant Scheme in conjunction with its members to make thousands of Euros available for fishing projects throughout Europe.
Members offer their own financial support to individual projects and EFTTA boosts contributions up to a total of €40,000 Euros.
Before applying for a grant from EFTTA, all applicants must find a corporate sponsor from one of EFTTA’s members ( a list of which can be found on the EFTTA website www.eftta.com). If successful, EFTTA will match the sponsorship from each member up to a maximum of €2,000 per project.
EFTTA members who sponsor schemes are also responsible for administering the spending of the EFTTA grant on the particular project. They can either purchase fishing tackle products on the applicant’s behalf or award a cash grant if more appropriate.
The deadline for applications is October 1st 2008. Following this date, Board members will be reviewing the applicants and making their selection decisions at the Autumn Board Meeting in mid October.
The scheme applies to first time applicants only, so if a project has applied and been granted before, they will not be eligible again. This is unless they can prove their new scheme to be completely separate from their last application.
EFTTA CEO, Jean Claude Bel said: “The future of fishing across Europe depends on encouraging youngsters into the sport and EFTTA and its members are very proud of the part we play in promoting angling through the Youth Grant Scheme. EFTTA provided funding for 12 individual cases last year and this year we would like to increase that support so please take this opportunity to contact an EFTTA member to gain support for your projects.”