Every English golf club can now apply for a £10k grant

Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir July 8, 2020 12:10

Every golf club affiliated to England Golf can now apply for a Covid-19 grant of up to £10,000.

In agreement with The R&A, a sum of £2,555,000 has been made available to clubs in England hit hard by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

From today (July 8), clubs and facilities can now register their interest in the fund and begin the application process.

Each club / facility may apply for a grant of up to £10,000.

The idea behind the fund and how to apply has been outlined in a letter sent to all affiliated clubs and facilities by England Golf CEO, Jeremy Tomlinson.

“May I take this opportunity to thank The R&A for supporting the club and amateur game through this fund and you, the clubs, for all your efforts over the past few difficult months,” wrote Tomlinson.

“The spirit of community, dedication to the game, a willingness to find solutions in unprecedented times and your support of England Golf’s notes of guidance have been crucial to golf playing a prominent role in the nation’s sporting recovery.

“The purpose of the fund is to provide short-term financial support to clubs and facilities as they develop a resilient business strategy and then plan for future sustainability.

“Our aim will be to support as many applications as possible with consideration given to those applicants who have a clear financial need and can outline an ongoing impact from grants received.”

The fund has been welcomed as a means to help clubs build for a brighter future, added a statement from England Golf.

Clubs and facilities applying to the fund will be asked to commit to England Golf’s policies on safeguarding and equality.

Applications opened on July 8 and will close at 4pm on Friday, July 31.

Clubs will discover the outcome of applications from week commencing 24 August and monies will start to be distributed during September.

If you are a golf club official who will be directly involved in your club’s application and did not receive the email on how to apply, please email covid19fund@englandgolf.org to request details.

Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir July 8, 2020 12:10
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3 Comments

  1. Pete July 9, 20:27

    Does this scheme apply to England only or is Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland included

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  2. Tim K July 8, 12:46

    As usual more hoops than in a bag of Hulas

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