Open Golf Revenue Projects Fund

The countdown has started for the return of The Open to Sandwich in July 2020 – and Kent is getting ready. From 12-19 July 2020 The 149th Open will be hosted at Royal St George’s in Sandwich for the first time since 2011 and will showcase the world’s best players competing for the Claret Jug. 

The aim of the Kent Trust for Youth Sport Open Golf Revenue Projects Fund is to support and encourage young people under the age of 21 within the County to participate in Golf. We are particularly interested in projects that would support the purchase of shared kit/equipment; pay for individuals to qualify as coaches; contribute towards the cost of sports development and/or coaching programmes and fund sports events. 

Priority will be given to sports clubs and organisations with projects:

  • Located in or benefitting children and young people from deprived wards
  • Targeting young disabled people
  • Match funded up to 50%
  • Delivered by sports clubs working towards or achieved Clubmark or NGB equivalent standard

What we will not fund

  • Curriculum time activity
  • Capital projects
  • Projects intended for private gain
  • Retrospective funding (this is paying for works you have already completed)
  • Non-Golf related projects

If organisations wish to apply for funding towards a small capital project to improve facilities (including improvements to existing buildings and sites) and widen participation in Golf, then the Kent County Council Open Golf Capital Legacy Fund is open. Organisations can apply here before 1 March 2020.

Applicant organisations must:

  • be formally constituted sports clubs (non-commercial) and voluntary community organisations
  • be located within the Kent County Council administrative boundary
  • not have started the project
  • not be asking for 100% of the project costs

How to apply:

  • Our general criteria and conditions document can be downloaded here.
  • The application form for the Sports Grants for Clubs and Community Organisations can be completed online here.
  • Applications (successful or otherwise) will be held on file electronically for a two-year period.

When to apply:

The deadline for applications to this specific fund is 1 March 2020 (all other non-Golf related projects must meet the 1 December deadline).

Applications will be assessed by the Kent Trust for Youth Sport Board of Trustees and we will let you know the outcome within 1 month of the grant closing deadline.

Your application will be stored securely and shared between Kent Trust for Youth Sport and Kent Sport, and used to process the grant application for the Golf Legacy Fund. No personal data will ever be passed on to third parties for marketing.

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Did you know

Since 2008, £142,469 has been awarded to individuals and organisations.


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