What is the funding for?
The purpose of this grant scheme is to provide seed funding to affiliated clubs in Yorkshire to support projects that contribute to –
- More people playing golf
- More members of Yorkshire golf clubs
- Membership retention
- Stronger golf clubs
Projects which might be appropriate for this funding could be to:
- Encourage new golfers by delivering taster and follow up sessions
- Increase outside awareness and promote initiatives within golf clubs
- Improve opportunities and facilities for juniors
- Support club volunteers to receive training and appropriate accreditation
- Introduce innovative membership, recruitment and retention activities.
Funding is not restricted to these specific areas; each application will be judged on its individual merits and relevance to the main objectives which are: more players, more members (through both retention and recruitment) and stronger golf clubs.
How much is the funding?
Grants will generally be in the range of £250 to £500. Projects being funded should ideally be timed to be completed by 31st December in the year of award. The grant will be paid immediately following approval on the understanding that written feedback will be given subsequently to YUGC. A detailed breakdown of the associated costs may be required, together with receipts for external expenditure.
Any activity which involves contact with children or vulnerable adults must be conducted in accordance with an approved safeguarding policy. A copy of the policy will be required with the application if the grant activity involves children or vulnerable adults.
Anything the funding cannot be used for?
The core activity and day-to-day running of the club are not appropriate areas for funding; in general, the funding should be used for new activity rather than supporting current programmes, but, where appropriate, we will consider the expansion of current activity to increase impact.
Early application is encouraged (funds are limited!) and no later than 30th September 2019
The Hon. Secretary Jonathan L Plaxton
Office – 01904 468442 Mobile – 07484 730349