FairWays Foundation completes third grant cycle

By Alistair November 20, 2022 09:10

Founded in 2019, The FairWays Foundation has now completed its third grant cycle, bringing the total funding to $441,791 (£387,000) since its inception with 29 projects supported across the USA, Canada and the UK.

The FairWays Foundation is a stand-alone not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting and promoting conservation and stewardship within the turf industry and beyond.

The foundation supports conservation-based projects both big and small by granting funds to successful applicants globally.

Twelve projects have been funded in the 2022 grant cycle, totalling $169,000 (£148,000) in funds. The grant committee and board were delighted to review a diverse array of projects including the expansion of previously supported ‘Irvine to Girvan Nectar Network’ in Scotland, an on-course vegetable garden to serve the golf club restaurant, restoring an agricultural field to prairie, phragmites removal, canal bank restoration and more.

Matt Foster, CEO and president of Aquatrols and president of The FairWays Foundation, said, “We understand making a difference locally takes tremendous grit from a local champion.  It might be a greenkeeper or parks manager.  Regardless, without their will, these projects would never move forward.  Our message to those individuals out there with a wish for a healthier environment is The Fairways Foundation can help with the way to get there.”

Recent projects that have been supported in the UK include the installation of bat boxes at Hever Castle Golf Club in Kent and the restoration and regeneration of native links land at Nairn Dunbar Golf Links in Scotland.

The 2023 funding cycle opens in February 2023. Visit thefairwaysfoundation.com/apply for more information.


By Alistair November 20, 2022 09:10

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