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€2.8m allocated in Club Resilience Funding: Here's the list of 145 golf clubs

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Golf Ireland has announced the allocation of the €2.8m Club Resilience Fund for eligible clubs located in the Republic of Ireland. Delivered by Sport Ireland, the fund aims to provide short-term financial help to golf clubs, support business resilience and future sustainability post COVID-19. 

Eligible clubs were invited to apply for funding at the end of 2020, and to be considered for funding, applicants must have met the criteria and conditions set out in conjunction with Sport Ireland, which were designed to assist clubs most in need of financial supports.

It has been confirmed that 145 clubs will now receive funding, up to an amount of €25,000.

Mark Kennelly, Chief Executive of Golf Ireland said: “The Covid-19 pandemic has had, and continues to have, a severe financial impact on golf clubs which have been closed for 5 of the last 12 months. The submissions received from clubs confirmed the significant need for financial assistance and Golf Ireland made a strong proposal to Sport Ireland for significant support for clubs.

“Golf Ireland is supporting its member clubs in every way we can and we are delighted to have secured this funding for golf clubs in the Republic of Ireland. A total of 145 clubs will receive funding from this scheme immediately and we hope that several more will benefit from Fáilte Ireland’s Business Continuity Fund in the coming months. In addition, we hope that  many of our clubs in Northern Ireland will receive funding from the Sports Sustainability Fund in the near future.”

“I’d like to express our thanks to Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Media and Sport Catherine Martin TD,  the Minster for State for Sport and Gaeltacht Jack Chambers TD and Sport Ireland for considering the submissions that Golf Ireland made on behalf of golf clubs. Their response in allocating substantial funding underlines the vital role of golf in Ireland’s sports landscape ”.

Applications were open to clubs who could demonstrate a genuine need for funding to address the direct impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its business and future sustainability. 

Upon receipt of application an eligibility check was completed to ensure the criteria were met and an assessment criterion was used to ensure clubs were only being scored on the information, facts and figures presented in the application and supporting documentation provided.

Clubs with no entrance fee and no cash reserves were prioritised while all applications were anonymised to ensure applications were independently assessed and scored before going to the Funding Review Committee for further assessment and allocation of final awards.

Club Resilience Fund Grants

Club

Abbeyleix

25000

Achill Island

20000

Adare Manor (old course)

25000

Ardee

15950

Arklow

25000

Ashbourne

20000

Athenry

25000

Athlone

25000

Athy

20000

Balbriggan

25000

Balcarrick

25000

Ballaghaderreen

10000

Ballina

15950

Ballinamore

18633

Ballinasloe

24900

Ballinrobe

20000

Ballybofey & Stranorlar

15950

Ballyhaunis

25000

Ballyheigue Castle

13900

Ballyneety

15950

Baltinglass

25000

Bantry Bay

25000

Beaufort

15950

Beech Park

25000

Belturbet

13900

Berehaven

12800

Birr

12400

Black Bush

23500

Blacklion

21075

Blainroe

20000

Blessington Lakes

15950

Borris

25000

Boyle

5000

Bray

15950

Buncrana

8000

Bundoran

15950

Cahir Park

25000

Callan

13900

Carlow

20000

Carrick on Shannon

20000

Carrick On Suir

15950

Castlebar

20000

Castleblayney

25000

Castlecomer

15950

Castlegregory

25000

Castlerea

14450

Castlewarden

15950

Ceann Sibeal

23000

Charleville

20000

Cill Dara

25000

Claremorris

18500

Clonakilty

14575

Clones

15950

Clonmel

23500

Cloughaneely

15950

Co. Cavan

15000

Co. Longford

20000

Co. Meath

12400

Cobh

15950

Coollattin

25000

Corrstown

25000

Courtown

20000

Craddockstown

25000

Cruit Island

15950

Delgany

15950

Donabate

15950

Doneraile

20000

Dunfanaghy

23500

Dungarvan

14450

Dunmore Demesne

15950

Dunmore East

15950

East Clare

15950

Edenderry

20000

Ennis

24149

Enniscorthy

24500

Fermoy

15950

Forrest little

24961

Glengarriff

18500

Gort

20000

Greencastle

14550

Greenore

15950

Kanturk

15950

Kenmare

23500

Kilcock

12400

Kilkee

20000

Killeen

15950

Kilrush

20000

Kinsale

15950

Laytown & Bettystown

15950

Letterkenny

25000

Lismore

15950

Loughrea

23487

Lucan

20000

Macroom

15950

Maine Valley

13900

Mallow

20000

Mannan Castle

14965

Millicent

20000

Mitchelstown

15950

Moate

20000

Mountbellew

19142

Mountrath

20000

Mulranny

13900

Muskerry

25000

Nenagh

25000

New Ross

15950

Newcastle West

15950

North West

20000

Oughterard

25000

Portarlington

25000

Portsalon

15950

Portumna

25000

Rathdowney

13900

Roscommon

20000

Roscrea

24750

Rossmore

16170

Royal Curragh

20000

Royal Tara

23600

Rush

15950

Seapoint

15950

Shannon

15950

Skerries

20000

Skibbereen & West Carbe

ry 25000

Slade Valley

25000

Spanish Point

13900

Stackstown

15950

Strandhill

15950

Strokestown

25000

Sutton

25000

Swinford

20000

Templemore

15950

The Heath

15950

Thurles

12400

Tipperary

15950

Tramore

15950

Tuam

18882

Tubbercurry

25000

Tullamore

13900

Virginia

25000

Waterford

17135

Westmanstown

7000

Westport

23538

Wexford

15950

Wicklow

25000

Youghal

13900


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