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Drive is on for Royal Dornoch Golf Club to reach funding target

By Staff Reporter

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Neil Hampton. Picture: Peter Jolly.
Neil Hampton. Picture: Peter Jolly.

Royal Dornoch Golf Club has set its sights on reaching a £50,000 target in donations from a fund set up five years ago.

Groups in the area benefit annually from the club’s community fund which uses a percentage of the net green fee income from visiting players.

Last year Royal Dornoch distributed £10,500 to a range of organisations, bringing the total amount donated since the fund was set up to £38,500.

The club is now seeking the first applications for 2020, with the aim of reaching the £50,000 donations milestone this year.

Neil Hampton, Royal Dornoch Golf Club’s general manager, said: “The community fund has been very successful in assisting a wide variety of good causes close to the club.

“The aim this year is to reach the £50,000 mark which would be a fantastic achievement and demonstrate how seriously we take our role in the community.”

Applications for funding should be sent, no later than February 14, to Neil Hampton at Royal Dornoch Club Golf, Golf Road, Dornoch IV25 3LW or neil@royaldornoch.com

Applicants should provide details about their organisation, what the funding will be used for and how it will benefit their work and the area.

The overriding criterion is that awards must be used for the purpose of contributing to the common good of the community.

The fund is controlled by Royal Dornoch’s council of management. Organisations based within the IV25 postcode can apply for donations of up to £500 with payments determined by a committee comprising three past club captains and two representatives from Dornoch Area Community Council.

Groups can apply for more than one project.

In addition to the community fund, Royal Dornoch’s club captains donate to charities. Last year their fundraising efforts raised more than £6000, bringing the total over five years to £36,000.

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