Available funding & bursaries

There are four different funds administered by the Trust that golfers can draw on.
 
The England Golf Trust is available to male and female applicants, under 21 years of age in full-time education or who are following a recognised CPD qualification. These grants are allocated three times a year in February, June and October with funds being awarded annually at the October Trustee meeting.
 
The Angela Uzielli Bursary is available for females only, in or entering full-time education at a British university or college (after school academic year 12) and be studying a non-golf related qualification.
 
The Bellamy Bursary  is available for females only, in or entering full-time education at a higher or further education college/university (after school academic year 12) and be studying a golf related qualification. 
 
England Golf Bursary is available to male and female applicants in or entering full-time Education at a higher or further education College/University (after school academic year 12) and be studying a golf related qualification. 

Deadline for Applications Funding and/or Bursary
23rd September
27th January
26th May
England Golf Trust
1st September
The Bellamy Bursaries (females)
The Angela Uzielli Bursaries (females) 
England Golf Bursaries (all)

The England Golf Trust Grants
The England Golf Trust wishes to support young men and women for whom the grant will make a significant difference to their being able to take part in golf.

As long as you are either under 21 or in full-time education or following a recognised CPD course then you may make an application.  You will need two sponsors – people who know you - and one of whom is able to support your golf: this might be your coach, a club junior organiser, a county junior organiser etc.

The Trust grants are payable for items such as club subscriptions, golf equipment, coaching – and for those who have reached that level – travel to and accommodation at regional and national competitions.  A grant of up to £1500 may be awarded annually with support for up to three years.

How to apply
In order to apply for the grant you must meet the following criteria:
  • must either under 21 or in full-time education or following a recognised CPD qualification
  • be attending some form of golf coaching or already be involved with golf
  • have the support of two sponsors one of whom will mentor your participation in golf and will complete the required monitoring forms during the award period.

How the grant may be spent
The money is to be spent supporting your continued participation in golf and expenditure may include – but is not exclusive to:

  • golf club subscriptions
  • competition entry fees on a club, regional, national basis
  • coaching by PGA qualified professionals
  • equipment

Payment may be made in full at the start of the award year or in part payments during the year on receipt of necessary supporting receipts and paperwork.

Making your application
The grant application form can be downloaded here.  You should ensure the grant application form is completed. This must be submitted together with the completed sponsor forms. 

The Angela Uzielli Bursary
History
Angela Uzielli was one of the natural charmers of the golfing world and her unexpected death in 1999 shocked the golfing world.  She had been British Champion in 1977 and played in the Curtis Cup the following year.  She was English Champion in 1990 – when she also captained the England team – and British Senior Champion six times from 1990.  Hugh and Catherine Stevenson, friends of the Uzielli family, have very kindly provided the founding capital for Bursaries to be known as ‘The Angela Uzielli Bursaries’ in her memory.

Making an application
The Bursaries will be awarded to promising girl golfers who wish to further their education at university or college, within the British Isles, after school academic year 12, and at the same time continue to develop their golfing skills. They should be of English nationality by birth or have either parent of English nationality, or have been resident in England for the last two years.
 
The Bursaries are to provide financial assistance for educational expenses of girls in further or higher education. The awards will be administered through the England Golf Trust.
 
It is intended that the income from the capital will fund up to four Bursaries at any one time, of up to £1250 - £1500 each per annum.
 
The Bursaries will be awarded to students who have a financial need and will continue for the duration of their academic course. However, they will be reviewed annually and the students will need to show that their enthusiasm and commitment to their golf have been satisfactory before the next year's funds are released.

Application forms can be downloaded here
 or by contacting the England Golf offices on 01526 354500 and should be submitted by 1st September in the year of entry to: The England Golf Trust, England Golf, The National Golf Centre, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire LN10 6PU.

Applications from students should be returned via the appropriate county junior organiser or college personal tutor who will provide a recommendation and confidential report on the girl concerned including, if possible, some information about financial need. These will then be submitted to the England Golf Trustees who, in consultation with Mr John Uzielli, will make the final decision on the granting of the Bursary.
 
Whilst receiving a grant, the recipients will be required to provide a statement of their golfing and academic progress to the England Golf Trust at The National Golf Centre before 31 July of each year.

The Bellamy Bursaries - for females only 
In 2005 the ELGA Trust (was EWGA Trust now EG Trust) was left a legacy of £39,000 by Mrs Lena Marie Lauga Bellamy who was born in 1909.  Although Mrs Bellamy's Will was valid it contained no living beneficiaries. Her Receiver made an application to the Court of Protection for the Will to be executed on her behalf. In the absence of any relatives, it was agreed that her estate should be divided between various charities and the Receiver made the decisions as to which charities should benefit from the Will by reference to their knowledge of Mrs Bellamy and the type of charities and purposes that she would have supported.
 
Her father was a professional golfer and was the first non-British person to win the British Open Golf Championship at Hoylake in 1907. He was Arnaud Massey and was a Basque from south-west France. He was discovered at Biarritz by Sir Everard Hambro who arranged for him to have a course of lessons at North Berwick from Ben Sayers. He was described as having … ‘a cheerful, swashbuckling air and a cheerful chuckling way with him that was most engaging’.
 
After he won the Open at Hoylake in 1907 his first daughter was born and he christened her ‘Hoylake'. His second daughter, who became Mrs Bellamy, was a keen golfer and kept up her membership of a golf club in Scotland until quite late in life, shortly before her husband died, and, it is for this reason that the Receiver took the view that she might have wished to benefit a Charity that supports golf.
 
For these reasons the Trustees have decided that the investment income and capital will fund two bursaries at any one time of up to £1,500 per student, per academic year, for any recognised course at a Higher or Further Education College in a golf related subject. For example, this might be Golf Course Management, Turf Management, Greenkeeping, Horticulture, Sports Management, to name a few.
 
Making an application
The conditions of the award are as follows:
  • The bursaries are provided for students with formal offer places on courses in related subjects
  • Alternatively applicants must be actively participating in a course and must be able to provide support for their application from their course tutor
  • Applications for a Bursary are open to all English female golfers who fulfil the above criteria, irrespective of age or ethnicity
  • In general, a Bursary may be used for educational purposes, including tuition fees, books, room and board
  • Annually each bursar must show that her enthusiasm and commitment to golf have been satisfactory before the next year's funds are released.
To apply for a Bellamy Bursary award, please download an application form here.

The award year will be from 1st October to 1st September and applications must be made by 1st September and returned to: The England Golf Trust, England Golf, The National Golf Centre, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire LN10 6PU.

England Golf Bursary
England Golf have provided the funding for two bursaries of up to £1,500 a year for any student studying a golf related subject in higher or further education. These will be awarded for the first time in October 2016.
 
The bursaries are provided for students with a formal offer of a place on a course in a golf related subject. Alternatively applicants must be actively participating in a course and must be able to provide support for their application from their course tutor.

Applications for a Bursary are open to all young golfers who fulfill the above criteria, irrespective of sex, age or ethnicity. In general, a Bursary may be used for educational purposes, including tuition fees, books, room and board. Annually each bursary must show that their enthusiasm and commitment to golf have been satisfactory before the next year's funds are released."

To apply for an England Golf Bursary download an application form here.

The award year will be from 1 October to 1st September and applications must be made by 1st September and returned to: The England Golf Trust, England Golf, The National Golf Centre, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire LN10 6PU.
 
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