Q: What are some examples of The FairWays Foundation grant projects that have been funded in the past?
A: Projects that make a difference to the community or industry, such as –
- Supporting habitats and wildlife
- Educational events
- Linking landscape and business
- Encouraging sustainable management practices
- Environmental improvement projects
Take a look at our previous grantees which are listed on our website with a short summary of each project. This is not an exhaustive list and we are looking to expand this with projects that exceed industry standard and make an impact.
Q: What happens if I want to start my project sooner than the grant announcement date/timeline?
A: The FairWays Foundation does not make funds available until fall due to the way funding financial year so we are unable to fund projects that start prior to fall. We would suggest that if possible, your project dates are shifted.
Q: What type of entities are eligible to apply for a grant from your foundation? Are all entity types eligible, or do you limit to specific organizations? For example, non-profit, governmental, and tribal entities?
A: Anyone can apply. The application process is designed so that any individual can complete it but we do also get grant management companies applying on behalf of others. All are considered.
Q: What is the funding range?
A: The foundation funds projects between $1,000 and $25,000
Q: Is there a match requirement?
A: No, there is currently no match requirement.
Q: Who decides which projects get funded?
A: Ultimately the board, which will consist of Aquatrols employees, as well as non-Aquatrols members.
Q: If we have two departments with two different projects, can we submit one application or two separate applications?
A: We consider projects by application so there would need to be separate applications.
Q: Is it just for golf industry related projects?
A: No, all applications pertaining to our environment and natural resources will be considered.
Q: Do you support projects in the UK or is it just USA?
A: The FairWays Foundation supports Global Projects.
Ultimately the aim is to proportionately allocate funds depending on level of revenue accumulated per geography, however the board have the right to direct funds into any meaningful application regardless of geography.
Q: Can I apply for funding in consecutive years?
A: Yes, each application will be fully considered, and feedback will be given to unsuccessful applications.
Q: If awarded a grant what are the reporting requirements?
A: A final report is to be submitted on completion of the project. This will include details on the project itself as well as on the use of all allocated funds.
Q: Does the applicant have to be from the golf industry?
A: No, you do not have to be a golf related entity to apply. We consider applications from the green industry and wider communities. If the project fits into one of our three pillars; conservation, stewardship and education, then we will consider it.
Q: What DON’T you fund?
A: We do not fund capital expenditure – anything that benefits an organization by acquiring or maintaining fixed assets, such as land, buildings, and equipment.