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September 23, 2019

Time for local groups to apply for HSBC Golf Roots PLUS funding

The second application window for inclusive local and regional golf projects to apply for ‘HSBC Golf Roots Plus’ funding from the Golf Foundation is now open.

A wide range of community-based educational/social/health projects which wish to introduce the life skills benefits of golf to young people can now apply for up to £1,500 of funding up until Monday October 7. See end of article for how to apply.

HSBC Golf Roots Plus projects (funded by HSBC and The Gerald Micklem Charitable Trust) are a key initiative within the Golf Foundation’s drive to make ‘Golf for All’. A number of these have supported young people with a disability, special educational needs (SEN) or behavioural issues, while other projects have backed young people while offering further social and community benefits. These have included charity/local authority led groups in deprived economic areas offering playing opportunities for young people who could experience golf for the very first time.  These are just a few examples of projects the Golf Foundation has supported, but we are open to new and innovative ideas. To find out more about the diverse range of Plus projects, read the latest Impact Report

An HSBC Golf Roots Plus project should, among other criteria, reflect the core values of the Golf Foundation:
• be inclusive and innovative;
• make the introduction of young people to golf fun;
• demonstrate how it will enhance Skills for Life learning and inspire its young people.

Each HSBC Golf Roots Plus project should link to a local HSBC Golf Roots Centre (there are 480 nationally), involve a PGA coach, train young people as volunteers. The funding stream offers a grant of up to £1,500 and projects can receive funding twice (funding will only be granted and awarded once in a 12 month period). Click here for further information on the HSBC Golf Roots Plus initiative. 

If your organisation is interested in running an HSBC Golf Roots Plus Project, please discuss your proposal with your Regional Development Officer before applying. To view the guidance notes and application form click here.  

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