Adroit Insurance & Risk Golf Day Capital Grant Round

Adroit Insurance & Risk will host its 21st Annual Charity Golf Day at 13th Beach Golf Links, Barwon Heads on the 21st November 2024. Since its inception, the event has grown to one of the largest in the Geelong fundraising calendar, raising over $1 million for local causes.

Adroit enjoys a long-term relationship with the Geelong Community Foundation, including as community partner of the Adroit Insurance & Risk Charity Golf Day. In this role, the Foundation supports Adroit to distribute funds raised to worthy local projects.

The 2023 grant of $75, 000 was awarded to the Power In You Project (PIYP) to renovate and expand the PIYP Headquarters enabling them to support more clients with mental health, addictions and corrections support.

2024 Adroit Insurance & Risk Golf Day Grant Round

The Adroit Insurance & Risk Golf Day Capital Grant Program provides a significant $75,000 grant opportunity for community organisations.

A single capital grant of $75,000 will be made to one organisation.

Organisations can apply for funding to support the delivery of a capital project.

For the purpose of this grant round capital is defined as physical infrastructure such as:

  • Construction and/or acquisition of a building and/or renovation of an existing space (which must be owned by the organisation making the application)
  • Acquisition of land for the purpose of establishment of organisation infrastructure
  • Purchase of equipment, furniture and fittings and their installation
  • Purchase of vehicles
  • Purchase of computer hardware, software and installation

The budget for the project may include some level of operational costs for implementation.

The grant will be provided as a one-off opportunity with no additional funding for this project available from the Geelong Community Foundation or Adroit Insurance & Risk.

The standard grant term is 12 months. Approval can be sought to implement the project over a two-year period.

Projects must be delivered within the City of Greater Geelong, Borough of Queenscliffe, Surf Coast Shire and Golden Plains Shire.

Funding will not be provided for projects that have already taken place.

Applicant organisations are required to submit an Expression of Interest.  The Expression of Interest must be submitted for the full $75,000.

Grant Eligibility Requirements

  • Only one application per organisation can be submitted
  • Grant applicants must be endorsed as either a Deductible Gift Recipient 1 (DGR1) or Tax Concession Charity (TCC)
  • Previous recipients of the Adroit Insurance & Risk Golf Day Capital Grant are ineligible to apply
  • Organisations that are predominantly funded by state government are ineligible to apply. i.e. public hospitals and public schools.
  • The grant application must be for the delivery of a project within the City of Greater Geelong, Borough of Queenscliffe, Surf Coast Shire and Golden Plains Shire.

If you are unsure of your status, please contact Amy Waters, Program Manager on 0413 868 721 or  before you commence your Expression of Interest.

Grant Assessment

An expression of interest process will be used to determine organisations that will be invited to submit a full application for this grant opportunity.

All applications received will be reviewed by a Grant Review Panel comprising members of the Foundation’s Grants Committee and Adroit senior staff. Applications will be assessed in line with the Foundation’s grants criteria and scoring matrix and will be prioritised for funding based on the need in the community and the intended impact of the project.

Applicants may be invited to participate in an interview with the Grant Review Panel.

The strongest applications will be shortlisted to pitch their application to Adroit staff at an event on Thursday 5 September. The organisation with the highest number of staff votes will be announced on the night and will receive the grant to deliver a capital project in our community.

Key Dates

  • Expressions of Interest open Monday 3 June
  • Expressions of Interest close midnight Monday 24 June
  • Full applications open to identified organisations Wednesday 26 June (by invite only)
  • Full applications close Midnight Monday 22 July
  • Interviews with selected applicants Thursday 8 August
  • Shortlisted applicants notified Friday 9 August
  • Adroit Insurance & Risk staff Vote Night Thursday 15 August. Successful grant recipient announced at the event.
  • Adroit Insurance & Risk Golf Day Thursday 21 November
  • Funding will be provided on receipt of an executed grant agreement following the Golf Day
  • Grant delivery to commence from 1 December 2024


Grant Round Application Instructions

To apply for the 2024 Adroit Insurance and Risk Capital Grant, you will need to complete the Expression of Interest Form.

Before you complete the application form you should review the 2024 Adroit Grant Agreement Terms and Conditions to ensure that your organisation will be able to comply with the requirements of the grant.

If you intend to submit an EOI please contact Amy Waters on 0413 868 721 or to discuss your project. To submit your EOI email the completed EOI form to

Following the review of the Expression of Interest, a small number of organisations will be invited to submit a full grant application via an online link.

Below are the documents to support invited organisations to complete a full application.

We recommend that organisations download the word version of the Grant Application Form and prepare their response within the word document. They will then be able to cut and paste their answers from the word version into the online application form when they are ready to submit.


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