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Goswick Golf Links Invites Local Charitable Organisations to Apply for Community Fund Grants

July 26, 2023

For the second year in a row, Goswick Golf Links is accepting applications from charitable organisations that operate within Berwick Upon Tweed to be considered for support via the club’s Community Grant Fund.

The total amount to be awarded, in the form of grants of up to £500 pounds each, will be approximately 1% of Goswick’s visitor green fees received over its previous fiscal year (October-September). To be eligible to receive a grant, the applicant must demonstrate a sustained commitment to at least one of the following priorities:

  • The development of young people
  • Protection and improvement of the local environment
  • Participation in golf and other sporting or recreational activities
  • Arts, culture and local heritage
  • Community health and wellbeing

Additionally, prospective applicants should know that:

  • Grants will only be awarded to independent organisations that are: based and/or active in Berwick Upon Tweed; are open to anyone to join; have a constitution; and have a bank account controlled by at least two members.
  • Grants may be used for the purchase or hire of equipment, insurance or the cost of hiring external labour or support for activities. This may include the cost of attracting speakers or facilitators.
  • Applications will need to be supported by an explanation of the outcomes the expenditure is intended to achieve, and the way in which those outcomes relate to the objectives above.
  • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate how, especially in the procurement of items costing more than £100, they will achieve value for money.
  • It shall be a standard condition of the making of grants that no payments shall be made except against invoices submitted.
  • Grants will not be given for events that are aimed at raising money on behalf of another charity (though we would consider donating directly to the benefitting charity, provided it meets our objectives).

A committee consisting of the current and immediate past club and lady captains, one board member and a representative from the town will decide upon the successful applicants.

Interested charitable organisations are encouraged to fill out and submit the form below. Alternatively, they can fill out the form and print it, then either send an electronic version via email to rory@goswickgolfclub.comor a hard copy via post to:

Rory Davidson
Goswick Golf Club
Station Cottages
Berwick Upon Tweed
TD15 2RW

The deadline for applications is 30th September 2023.

Terms and conditions of funding include the following:

  • If an organisation’s application is successful and once funding has been made, it may be required to provide evidence of expenditure (in the form of receipts).  It may also be required to provide a report and photographic evidence of its completed project.
  • If the organisation is unable to complete the funded project, Goswick Links Community Fund may require some or all of the funding to be refunded.
  • The support/assistance of Goswick Links Community Fund is to be mentioned in all publicity.

Goswick Golf Links believes that —especially in the current economic climate — it is vital there is support available to enhance and encourage groups and individuals carrying out invaluable charitable work. Through this initiative, the club hopes to be a positive influence and give something back to the community that has been so good to it.