Covid funds will help golf recover from the pandemic

As part of a club support package funded by the R&A, Fife based Scottish Golf has announced that £685,000 will be made available to affiliated Scottish Golf clubs who have been affected financially by COVID-19.

Scottish Golf, on behalf of member clubs, says it is “extremely grateful” to the R&A for providing financial support to the golf industry.

The grants will be made available via two separate allocations; the COVID-19 Fixed Costs Grant and the Club Relief Fund.

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The COVID-19 Fixed Costs Grant will enable every affiliated club in Scotland to apply for a maximum of £500 for fixed costs specifically associated with preparing for safe play and club or course management following the COVID-19 lockdown in early March 2020.

These can include, but are not exhaustive of, sanitation products, COVID-19 related safety equipment, professional fees, signage, training, video conferencing licence and any other COVID-19 related club spend.

To apply to receive funding, clubs are required to fill out a short application form confirming details about the club.

The application process for the COVID-19 Fixed Costs Grant closes on Friday 24th July.

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All grants will be paid to clubs within ten working days of notification of a successful application.

The Club Relief Fund 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.

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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.

If any clubs have any questions please email [email protected]

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