Carnoustie Golf Links Management Committee has just been awarded charitable status which will allow it help enhance recreational facilities in and about the town.
Charitable status was granted by the OSCR and as a direct result of this the committee will be in a position to award grants this year, and then twice a year thereafter.
This money will go to projects which provide or develop recreational facilities and which aim to improve these facilities for residents in Carnoustie.
Groups involved in advancing the Arts, heritage and community development are also eligible to apply, as are those which seek to encourage public participation in golf in Angus.
Last, but not least, any group with an environmental protection or improvement aim can also apply for funding.
The trustees of CGLMC will meet twice a year in May and November to consider disbursing funds to qualifying projects,but obviously due to current time restraints, will meet only once in 2015.
Links general manager Graeme Duncan said: “The awarding of charitable status is the culmination of a lot of hard work by all those connected to Carnoustie Golf Links over the last year and I am pleased that the citizens of Carnoustie will be the beneficiaries.”
CGLMC chair Pat Sawers added: “I’m extremely happy CGLMC will be able to contribute financially to some of the worthwhile projects of local groups and that people in this area can share in the benefits that Charitable status will bring.”
Full information on how to apply will be available on the Carnoustie Golf Links website and application forms will also be available, in the office at the Golf Centre and in the Carnoustie Access office.
In other golfing news, Carnoustie season ticket holders are reminded that the British Amateur Championship will be staged across the Carnoustie Golf Links from June 13 to 20 when 288 of the world’s best amateur golfers descend on the courses. During this period the Championship will be closed to members and visitors, the Buddon will have 16 holes available as the first and 18th are being coopted for practice holes, but the Burnside will operate as usual, as will the car park. Parking restrictions will be in place from 7am, June 1, to 11pm, June 24, to allow the R&A access before, during and after.