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NFFO Training Trust Fund Grants Worth 50,000

by the Fish Site Editor
18 March 2011, at 12:00am

UK - The NFFO Training Trust Fund, the charity linked to the National Federation of Fishermens Organisations, has announced grants worth 50,000 for purposes in line with the Trusts objectives.

Chairman of the Trustees, former NFFO President and Chairman, Bob Casson, said:

“We are pleased to announce these grants that will directly help fishermen in a variety of ways. We accept applications from regional bodies such as producer organisations and NFFO regional committees to ensure that the monies are going precisely for the purposes that are identified in the ports.”

“I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the generous financial support of NFFO Services Limited, the NFFO’s commercial arm.”

“The grants can make a huge difference to individuals by funding training and certification as well as providing lifejackets and portable radios. This is a way that the commercial success of our services company can be spread throughout the broader industry. The level of funds available for distribution is directly linked to the profitability of our company each year.”

“The Trustees have agreed in this round of applications to make grants for safety training, skippers’ certificates, lifejackets, refresher courses hand-held radios, and financial support for local training associations.”

“By decentralising the decisions on where this money is to be spent – so long as it is in line with the Trusts purposes - we can direct it to precisely where the local industry feels that it is needed. We also encourage recipients to explore whether these funds can be used to lever in match funding for items eligible under the European Fisheries Fund.

the Fish Site Editor