Published: 06:00, 09 July 2020
Golf clubs in Kent hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic are entitled to claim for a slice of a £2.5m support fund.
England Golf have invited clubs and facilities to register their interest in the fund which will allow applicants the chance to claim up to £10,000 each.
Many clubs reliant on membership and green fees were hit hard during the crisis but the game’s governing body have announced help is at hand for affiliated clubs in the form The R&A’s £2,555,000 Covid-19 Support Fund.
England Golf chief exec Jeremy Tomlinson gave thanks to The R&A for their support of clubs and facilities, describing their role as “crucial to golf playing a prominent role in the nation’s sporting recovery.”
He said: “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.”
Clubs and facilities applying to the fund will be asked to commit to England Golf’s policies on safeguarding and equality. Applications opened on Wednesday and will close at the end of the month.
Clubs will discover the outcome of applications from week commencing August, 24 and monies will start to be distributed during September.
England Golf are one of the country’s largest sports governing bodies and look after the interests of around 1,900 golf clubs and 630,000 men, women, boy and girl club members.
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