Is your school interested in participating in Fishing for Schools?  Or do you know of a school or educational provision who might benefit from our fishing initiative?

In October 2018 schools can apply for the Fishing for Schools provision in 2019.  

Who can apply?

  • Applications are welcome from new schools and those schools who have previously participated in Fishing for Schools.
  • All schools and educational provisions are welcome to apply. We cover age groups from 10-16 years.
  • Applications are invited from educational provisions in the following geographical areas: Wales, Avon, Bath and North East Somerset, Somerset, Cambridgeshire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Kent, Derbyshire, Norfolk and Yorkshire.

If you are interested in Fishing for Schools but are not located in our current geographical focus please register your interest by emailing [email protected].

Why is an application process needed for Fishing for Schools?

There has been a huge growth in demand for Fishing for Schools and as a free resource to schools, we are unable to meet the growing demand within our current budget restraints.  Applying for a place is a fair and consistent way of deciding how our resources are used.


Can our school still benefit from Fishing for Schools even if our application is unsuccessful?

Yes, we can still provide paid-for sessions where your school would be charged. This also applies to schools that were successful and want to continue their provision beyond the free sessions granted.

One session with two coaches costs £330.00.  However, this is dependent on group size and required staff to pupil ratios. Prices are subject to change.

For further information on paid-for sessions please contact [email protected].


How to apply

You will be able to apply using our online application form, which will be available from 1st October 2018 until 9th November 2018.

Successful applicants will be notified in early December 2018.

Below is a SAMPLE application form for information.  Please note that the on-line application form may differ.

SAMPLE application form for Fishing for Schools Programme 2018-19

Section 1

School Details
Name of School


Tel number
Main contact at school:
First name
Direct Line
Has your school previously participated in Fishing for Schools?

Section 2 

What are the barriers to learning experienced by your pupils?



Please list the outcomes you are hoping to see as a result of participating in Fishing for Schools


What positive changes will Fishing for Schools make to young people at your school?


How do you see this activity progressing after funding comes to an end?


Section 3

How many pupils will benefit from the programme (max of 10)
Age group/Year GroupYr 4

Yr 5

Yr 6

Yr 7

Yr 8

Yr 9

Yr 10

Yr 11

Other (please specify)

Please indicate if you have a preferred term for delivery of Fishing for Schools (subject to availability)

Declaration/Terms and Conditions

  • By agreeing to these terms and conditions, you confirm your agreement to all conditions detailed in your application form and any other conditions subsequently agreed with The Countryside Alliance Foundation (TCAF) in correspondence relating to this application.
  • Should you be awarded a place, you agree to complete a monitoring and evaluation form.  This must be returned to TCAF by the date agreed at the time of the award, or in subsequent discussions with TCAF.
  • You will provide photographs of the programme in progress for Fishing for Schools/TCAF use.  You ensure all permissions for usage of photos will have been secured prior to sending, including parent/carer permission obtained where the picture includes children.
  • TCAF will be notified of any promotional/media coverage of the programme arranged by the school.
  • This declaration covers your application form and any other conditions or amendments agreed in subsequent discussion and correspondence with TCAF.

By entering your name in the box below you confirm the following:

  • You have read and agree on behalf of your school named in section 1 to TCAF’s conditions set out above.
  • You confirm that the information in this application is correct to the best of your knowledge.
  • You are duly authorised on behalf of the school named in section 1, to submit this application and accept any potential grants as a result.

[     ] I agree to the above declaration

The Countryside Alliance Foundation collects the information you have provided above for the purposes of its grant making.  We would also like to keep applicants informed of the Fishing for Schools programme.  Please tick the boxes below if you would be happy to receive the following correspondence from TCAF:

[    ] Email

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[     ] Fishing for Schools newsletter

[     ] Funding alerts and future schemes

[     ] Fundraising

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