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Golf Ireland seeks input for club funding application

​Golf Ireland is now seeking assistance from clubs to gather relevant data which will heavily support the Club Resilience Fund application​

  • 13 August 2020

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Golf clubs across Ireland have been hit hard by the global pandemic that remains with us at present and while the sport has the capacity to significantly contribute to the public health of golfers, there is a need to prevent any further damage to the golf club industry.

A survey circulated to all golf clubs earlier this year by the GUI and ILGU captured the economic impact of the pandemic on clubs and the data collated was presented for the ROI and NI governments to consider. This data, coupled with Sport Ireland, Sport NI and the governing bodies for golf lobbying on behalf of clubs, saw the early return of our sport in the first phases of reopening.

As a continuation of this, a Covid-19 Club Resilience Fund, designed to support sports clubs during the pandemic, was introduced by the Government of Ireland, implemented by Sport Ireland and the National Governing Bodies.

Golf Ireland is now seeking assistance from clubs to gather relevant data which will heavily support the Club Resilience Fund application process to Sport Ireland on behalf of golf. It is hoped that, from this application, Golf Ireland will be awarded a specific fund that will be available to golf clubs in ROI from October of this year.

All clubs in the Republic of Ireland have been circulated a survey link and cash flow statement to be completed by August 29th.

Golf Ireland will continue to make a compelling case for state-funded supports to help our clubs recover as soon as possible. Details of all current grants available to clubs will be released Friday 14th August.