Carnoustie Golf Links is re-starting its community benefits programme following a two-year break caused by the pandemic and is inviting applications to provide donations to individuals and organisations within the local area.
Carnoustie Golf Links Community Benefits Programme was originally launched in 2014 and has donated over £250,000 to the local area during that time. Furthermore, as part of Carnoustie’s commitment to giving back to the community, it also provides tens of thousands of pounds worth of value in kind through various coaching programmes.
The Links provide free coaching to over 300 junior golfers every week, including their advanced and high-performance programmes, helping those who show budding skills to reach their full potential in the game. It also runs the Girls Empowerment Academy in conjunction with Jill Duke, designed to empower and equip girls with skills for life and work through the sport of golf.
Furthermore, Carnoustie’s greenkeeping team provide, time, equipment and expertise to local community projects and schools throughout the year and the Links have donated to a number of town projects in the past, including contributing to the festive celebrations by providing the town’s Christmas tree.
Michael Wells, Chief Executive of Carnoustie Golf Links said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome back our Community Benefits Programme and are looking forward to receiving applications for this round of awards. We know that this programme has helped a huge number of local individuals and charities since its inception in 2014. We are extremely proud to have donated over £270,000 to local good causes during that time.”
David Cheape, CGLMC Ltd Community Benefits Convenor said “I am delighted that after a two-year break due to the Covid 19 pandemic, we are ready to relaunch the fund with the aim of supporting applications from local community groups seeking financial support. We are dedicated to making a difference in the local area and therefore our Community Benefits Programme is something that means a great to deal to everyone at Carnoustie Golf Links.
The Carnoustie Golf Links Community Benefits Committee seek applications from local groups and organisations which are looking for assisted funding towards community projects. Applications for this year should be submitted by August 15. Applicants will be notified of the outcome after September 19 and successful applicants will be invited to attend a presentation at Links House in October to receive their awards.