R&A grant funding for Scottish golf clubs
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As part of a club support package funded by the R&A, Scottish Golf have announced that £685,000 will be made available to affiliated Scottish golf clubs who have been affected financially by COVID-19.
The grants will be made available via two separate allocations – the COVID-19 Fixed Costs Grant and the Club Relief Fund.
Applications are welcomed from all affiliated Scottish Golf clubs.
The Fixed Costs Grant is valued at £285,000.
It will enable every affiliated club to apply for a maximum of £500 for fixed costs specifically associated with preparing for safe play and club/course management following the lockdown.
These can include, but are not exhaustive of, sanitation products, related health and safety equipment, professional fees, signage, training, video conferencing licence (eg zoom) and any other COVID-19 related spend.
To apply to receive funding, clubs are required to fill out a short application form confirming details about the club.
The application process opened today and will close on Friday, July 24. All grants will be paid to clubs within ten working days of notification of a successful application.
For any clubs that elects not to claim the COVID-19 Fixed Costs Grant, or claims less than the maximum £500, the unclaimed money will be transferred to the Club Relief Fund.
That fund is valued at £400,000and clubs can claim from £1000 - £5000 each.
It has been created to provide financial support to clubs who have been impacted by the pandemic. This fund is concentrated on enabling clubs to reinstate or to increase expenditure in key areas to either improve member experience or boost income generation potential.
The long-term impact of COVID-19 on the golfing landscape is still unknown, but this fund is aimed at helping clubs take the first steps to recovery and look to thrive again in the future.
Clubs applying to this fund are required to complete a four-stage application to ensure the review committee have the correct information available to allocate funds.
The application process for the fund again opens today and closes on July 24.