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NFFO Training Trust Grants
The NFFO Training Trust has announced that it will make £50,000 available for fishermen’s training, safety equipment and general education about the fishing industry in 2014.
NFFO Training Trust Chairman, Bob Casson, said:
“We are delighted to announce that we are in a position this year to make grants of £50,000 to help fishermen with their training and acquisition of safety equipment. The generosity of our donors and in particular, NFFO Services Limited, means that we again can invite regional organisations to apply for grants. We have found that this is the most effective way to tailor the grants to local needs.”
Last year the Training Trust helped fishermen get through their safety certification and achieve skippers’ tickets. The grants were also spent on lifejackets, hand-held radios and other safety equipment.
Bob Casson added, “Each year the Federation’s commercial division, NFFO Services Limited, donates what it can afford and this is a way in which we can spread the benefits across the fishing industry. We know that it is appreciated because of the very encouraging feedback that we receive.”