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Charity

Free School Meals Programme

Get Golfing has a mission to use golf, our facilities and staff to make a real difference to their local communities. Our free school meals programme provides breakfast, golf and a hot lunch to children eligible to receive free school meals during term time and those that would not normally have access to golf. Since summer 2021, our pilot schemes have delivered over 2000 hot meals to children in their local communities.

Key Points so far:

  • Over 2000 hot meals have been delivered
  • More than 600 kids have participated in our programme
  • 30% of the kids were girls
  • 30% were from ethnic minority groups
  • 9% have had special educational needs

What are we doing?

Get Golfing are creating new opportunities to access golf in a safe and fun environment with food provision for those in need – totally free of charge. This includes the delivery of hot meals to the most disadvantaged children in our communities.

The programme offers breakfast and lunch to those children who would usually receive free school meals as well as giving them an enjoyable and different experience. Our trained staff run a range of activities throughout the day with a focus on learning the core elements of golf. Non golf related enrichment activities will also take place.

Why are we doing it?

Get Golfing would like to have a real and lasting impact on the communities closest to its sites. Get Golfing are a charity organisation that wants to be different. We have amazing spaces and facilities that can offer a unique provision by combining the delivery of great, healthy and hot food with golf and educational activities.

What we’ve achieved so far…

Following a successful trial period during Easter, Get Golfing have successfully rolled out and delivered their Free School Meals programme in the Summer 2022. The initiative has started at The Club at Mill Green, Hatfield and The Arkley 9, Barnet.

Throughout the summer Get Golfing have delivered over 1150 meals to over 600 kids aged between 5 and 17.

  • 30% of the kids were girls
  • 30% were from ethnic minority groups
  • 9% have had special educational needs

Get Golfing’s Head of Community Outreach, Stu Williams, said of the scheme “As a teacher, the provision of free school meals to those pupils that need them most is an issue close to my heart. Here at Get Golfing, we have an opportunity to make a real and lasting difference in our local communities, and most importantly help the children that need it most.”

How did the children find it?

“This golf camp was good fun, epic and amazing” – Isaac 

“I have had a great summer holiday at Golf” – Libby Mae

“I really like this camp, fun activities, nice staff and people. I can’t wait to come back” 

“This camp is fantastic, the best there is! Thank you”