It would be fantastic if we could provide support to everyone who asks, but that is not always possible - we only have a limited amount of funds. We want to ensure those that who need most, are the recipients and that we support as many children as possible.
The guidelines below have been developed to help in the decision-making process.
- Support will be considered for children under 16 years of age. However, support requests for children over the
age of 16 years may be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Longest Day of Golf Committee.
- We understand the importance of confidentiality, and also understand that accepting “support” is very hard for some families. The Longest Day of Golf Committee will work with your organization to ensure all aspects of our donation remain confidential, to the point where we don’t even need to know the recipient’s name. Depending on the support requested, fees can be paid directly to organizations, schools, or groups, and whilst it would be nice to meet the kids we support, we respect that this may not happen. However, if a family does want to acknowledge our donation, we will accept any kudos with open arms!
- The Committee reserves the right to:
- Approve or decline any request.
- To pay the full amount or only a portion of the funds being requested
- When making our decision, the Committee considers the following:
- Age of intended recipient
- Family situation
- Type of request
- Assumed long-term benefit of our support.
- We will not consider:
- Gas cards
- Gift cards
- Paying money directly to the family
- Support outside of our business coverage area. Our coverage area is:
- As far east as Tillsonburg
- To north London
- Just West of Strathroy
- West to Ridgetown
- Full support in a situation where Government or organizational grants are available to the intended recipient. However, in the event that these grants only pay a portion of the amount required, consideration may be given to paying the balance in full or part thereof.
- Donations in excess of $500 (unless in exceptional circumstances).