On Course Foundation is delighted to have received a two year grant of £24,000 from the Veterans Foundation to support the salary costs of the Head of Events and Employment. As well as planning, implementing and delivering a programme of confidence building events, part of the their role is dedicated to employment related activity – working within a structured ‘transition pathway’ to provide opportunities for meaningful employment in the golf industry.
Managing Director Alistair McKay Forbes was understandably delighted with the news:
’’After a challenging 12 months of fundraising, we are so grateful for the continued support from the Veterans Foundation. This grant will assist in our aim of arranging work experience placements, insight days, industry based qualifications and sourcing meaningful employment positions.
“Since our inception in 2010 we have seen that characteristics gained in a military career can easily be transferred to a career in the golf industry, placing over 230 beneficiaries in work experience placements and 88 in paid employment, including 31 in full-time careers.
“Despite the obvious issues over the last 12 months, employment success has continued and we have been able to place seven beneficiaries in paid employment. With a sense of normality returning and the fantastic support from the Veterans Foundation, we look forward to continuing this work over the next couple of years.’’