Irish Sea Fisheries Funding

23rd October 2017 in Irish Sea, West Coast

The NFFO has welcomed new funding for projects to support Irish Sea fishing communities. The funding is a mark of the good co-operation that currently exists between the fishing communities that operate in and around the Walney Extension offshore wind farm and the owners of the wind farm, ├śrsted (formerly known as DONG Energy).

Irish Sea Fisheries Funding

├śrsted has indicated it wishes to further cement these good relations and has voluntarily agreed to donate a £300,000 Fund that is to be used to support Fishing Community projects specifically within these Fishing Communities.The independent grant-making not-for-profit company, the West of Morecambe Fisheries Ltd, has been appointed to manage the Fund.


Calls for applications to the fund will be open twice in 2018, firstly between 1st January and 28th February 2018, and then later between 1st September and 30th November 2018.

Further similar calls for applications will be made in 2019 if the fund has not been fully utilised by the end of 2018.

Forms, instructions on how to apply, eligibility criteria and all terms and conditions can be obtained from the following sources from 1st January 2018:

1. Application forms can be downloaded directly from the West of Morecambe Fisheries Ltd website at (in pdf format).

2. You may request an application form be emailed to you (pdf format) or posted to you by emailing a request to

3. You may request an application form be posted to you by writing to the PO Box address below. Please remember to include the address you wish the application form to be sent to:

WOMF, PO Box 1395, Norwich, NR13 3YA.