England Golf has confirmed that golf clubs up and down the country will be able to apply for a grant of up to £10,000 as part of the R&A's COVID-19 Support Fund.
An agreement with golf's governing body has been reached with a total sum of £2,555,000 to be made available to affiliated clubs and facilities hit hardest by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
All golf clubs and facilities are now able to register their interest in the fund and begin the online application process.
"May I take this opportunity to thank The R&A for supporting the club and amateur game through this fund and you, the clubs, for all your efforts over the past few difficult months,” said England Golf CEO, Jeremy Tomlinson.
"The spirit of community, dedication to the game, a willingness to find solutions in unprecedented times and your support of England Golf’s notes of guidance have been crucial to golf playing a prominent role in the nation’s sporting recovery.
"The purpose of the fund is to provide short-term financial support to clubs and facilities as they develop a resilient business strategy and then plan for future sustainability.
"Our aim will be to support as many applications as possible with consideration given to those applicants who have a clear financial need and can outline an ongoing impact from grants received."
The fund has been welcomed as a means to help clubs build for a brighter future.
Clubs and facilities applying to the fund will be asked to commit to England Golf’s policies on safeguarding and equality.
Applications are now open and will close at 4pm on Friday July 31.
Clubs will discover the outcome of applications from week commencing August 24 and monies will start to be distributed during September.
For more information please visit the England Golf website or email email@example.com