Fishing contests are the latest community projects in the Far North to get financial support from Te Hiku Community Board.
The board gave out $21,442 in community grants at its monthly meeting at Awanui on 14 November.
The Captain Morgan Snapper Bonanza received $10,000 to fund a surf rescue operation at the popular surfcasting contest at Ninety Mile Beach from 26 February to 2 March.
The grant takes total money the Far North District Council has committed to the 2013 contest to $20,000.
The board also gave $3,650 to the Mangonui Fire Brigade to hire portable toilets and marquees for the Doubtless Bay Fishing Contest on 26-27 January.
Other groups to get grants were: