Golf club put money to good use

Eyemouth Golf Club. Club professional Michael Hackett with junior coaching attendee
Eyemouth Golf Club. Club professional Michael Hackett with junior coaching attendee

EYEMOUTH Golf Club is just one of a number of local causes to have benefited from funding from the People’s Postcode Trust, having received over £3,000 in the past year.

The Trust – funded entirely by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery – supports great causes across throughout the UK, with grants of up to £10,000 available to community groups of all sizes.

The new round of applications opened on Monday but the golf club is one of several Borders organisations already toasting a funding boost, having received £3,200 to date.

The club is ploughing the money into developing emerging young talent and Bob Holmes, Eyemouth’s club captain commented: “It was great news to hear that we had been awarded funding from the Trust.

“It couldn’t be easier to apply and it has meant we’ve been able to get our Junior Coaching development programme off the ground and make sure young Scottish golfers are ahead of the game!”

The People’s Postcode Trust has already awarded £120,000 to causes in the region, with other beneficiaries including the Whitsome Enhancement Group who were awarded £4,300 in March this year.

They used their funding to establish a wildlife friendly boundary on the south side of the Whitsome Ark site. Their plan was to create a corridor to provide all year round shelter for birds and other wildlife, linking in with other areas that have already been established though the community’s activities.

All community groups are invited to apply for funding, including registered charities, sports clubs and voluntary organisations, amongst others.

Registered charities are invited to apply for up to £10,000; non-registered good causes can apply for up to £2,000.

Further information, including the application process, closing dates and requirements, can be found online at www.postcodetrust.org.uk.