The Foundation is now the means by which funds raised through the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship are disbursed to charitable causes, and where decisions are taken by the Trustees about where grants can do most good.

This to a large extent reflects the DNA of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship which traditionally contains one of the most international fields in championship golf and is the only significant golfing event staged every year at St Andrews, the Home of Golf.

The areas of particular interest, fostered by the Foundation at the moment, include:

  • The development of amateur golf in Scotland and South Africa
  • The preservation of the historic town of St Andrews
  • Support for the University of St Andrews
  • Support of charities with a link to St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns

The grants are allocated by a Board of Trustees, which among others includes Sir Michael Bonallack OBE, one of Britain’s greatest amateur golfers and a leading administrator in world golf, and Peter Dawson, former chief executive of the Royal & Ancient for 16 years.

The Foundation encourages charities who fall within the areas of interest noted above to apply for grants. All relevant applications will be considered. For more information go to the Applications Page.


The Trustees of the Alfred Dunhill Links Foundation are responsible for the operation of the Foundation and ensuring that funds are used in accordance with the charity’s constitution. Each year they decide which charities and good causes will receive grants.

The current Trustees are:

  • Johann Rupert, Chairman
  • Guy Sanan
  • Ian Webb
  • Peter Dawson
  • Alan Grieve, Company Secretary
  • Oliver Baker