Adroit Golf Day Capital Grant

2020 Adroit Golf Day has been cancelled.  We hope to offer this grant opportunity again in 2021


2019 Adroit Golf Day Capital Grant Applications are now closed

Adroit Insurance & Risk will host its 18th Annual Charity Golf Day at 13th Beach Golf Links, Barwon Heads on 21st November 2019. 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 has enjoyed a long-term relationship with the Geelong Community Foundation, including as community partner of the Adroit Charity Golf Day. In this role the Foundation has supported Adroit to distribute funds raised to worthy local causes, for example $90,000 of the $100,000 raised in 2018 was provided to Kids Plus Foundation to support the development of their outdoor therapy and play space at their new home in Waurn Ponds that will open in 2020. $10,000 was provided to Encompass Community Services to develop the business case for the transition of clients to independent living.  In 2017 $100,000 was provided to Bethany to support the development of the Men’s Family Violence Intervention Centre.  $61,000 of the $100,000 total raised in 2016 was donated to Barwon Child Youth & Family (BCYF) to fund the refurbishment of the Street Surfer Bus.

In previous years funds have been donated to projects such as the development of the St Laurence Sensory Garden Project, Karingal Life Long Learning & Education room and St John of God Hospital. The funds raised from this charity event have supported many projects and will have far reaching benefits in our community for many years to come.

The establishment of the $100,000 Adroit Golf Day Capital Grant Program has provided a new significant grant opportunity for community organisations. The Foundation will offer the Adroit Golf Day Capital Grant  to community organisations based on a number of requirements.

The 2019 Adroit Golf Day Grant Agreement form should be reviewed before completing this application. The Adroit Golf Day Capital Grant Program will receive applications for a $100,000 grant.  Note, there is one grant of $100,000 available.

Organisations will need to comply with the following requirements:

  • Grant applicants must be endorsed as either a Deductible Gift Recipient 1 (DGR1) or a Tax Concession Charity (TCC) with Income Tax Exemption.
  • Registered with the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission (ACNC) with current and up-to-date reporting on the ACNC register.
  • Provide an ABN.
  • Provide services within the City of Greater Geelong, Borough of Queenscliffe, Surf Coast Shire and southern part of Golden Plains.
  • Provide some evidence of strategic goals and the inclusion of the capital project and evidence of capability to deliver the project.
  • Projects that support local suppliers and businesses will be viewed favourably.  Quotations are to be included with your application.

The grant will be provided as a one off opportunity with no additional funding for this project available from the Foundation.  With prior approval, the project may be implemented over a two year period.

Grant application instructions

Your grant application must be completed online.  On submission, you will receive advice that your application has been delivered and a copy will be emailed to the email address you provide in your application.  Please double check that this email address is correct.

You will note that each section of the application form has a maximum character count which includes spaces.  To determine your character count, we recommend that you draft your application in word here, highlight the text, click on the word count in the toolbar at the bottom of your screen and the number of characters with spaces will appear in a dialogue box.

You can partially complete your application by saving and the email address you have used in your application will be sent a link for you to recommence your application when you are ready.  Please double check that this email address is correct as any partially completed applications with an incorrect email address cannot be recovered.

An income and expenditure budget must  be provided.

Please ensure that you have read the 2019 Grant Agreement form.

Applications for the Adroit Golf Day Grant Program will close Monday 1 July 2019. If you require any further information, please contact Gail Rodgers on 5244 7831 or

Grant application review and selection process

All applications received will be reviewed by a panel comprising the Foundation Grants Committee and Adroit Insurance & Risk with organisations that meet the criteria invited in for interview by the same panel.

Interviewed applicants will be shortlisted with the finalists then invited to pitch their request for funding to Adroit Insurance & Risk staff at an event to be held on the 18th July 2019 from 5-7pm.  Adroit staff will vote for their preferred applicant organisation with the successful recipient announced at the event.


2018 Adroit Golf Day Capital Grant awarded to Kids Plus Foundation

Adroit Insurance Group and the Geelong Community Foundation are proud to announce that the recipient of the Adroit Golf Day Capital Grant in 2018 is Kids Plus Foundation. The grant will be derived from the proceeds of the 2018 Adroit Insurance Group Charity Golf Day.

Kids Plus is a Geelong based provider of specialist allied health services for babies, children and young people with neurological developmental disabilities. Their programs include  early treatment and specific intervention strategies to improve children’s abilities across a range of developmental areas.  Kids Plus specialise in interventions across the life-span for young people with cerebral palsy and similar neurological disorders.

The $90,000 Adroit Gold Day grant will support the incorporation of an outdoor therapy and playspace at their new building in Waurn Ponds that will open in January 2020.  The outdoor space has been designed specifically for the Kids Plus client group incorporating a number of different elements including hard court, sensory, bike track and sitting areas.  A feature of the outdoor space is the play zone which includes a range of swinging, climbing, balancing, sliding and spinning elements.


2017 Adroit Golf Day Capital Grant awarded to Bethany Community Support

Adroit Insurance Group and the Geelong Community Foundation are proud to announce that the recipient of the inaugural $100,000 Adroit Golf Day Capital Grant is Bethany Community Support. The grant will be derived from the proceeds of the 2017 Adroit Insurance Group Charity Golf Day.

Bethany was established in Geelong in 1868, and is a leading provider of support services to local women, men, children and families. Bethany’s broad range of programs includes specialist family violence services for women, children and men.

We are excited to be supporting Bethany through this grant to assist in the development of a Men’s Centre in Geelong. The Centre will play an important role in addressing the issue of family violence in our community. Sadly, in the City of Greater Geelong, Surf Coast Shire and Golden Plains Shire regions the prevalence of reported cases of family violence has risen by 71% over the past five years.

The Men’s Centre will provide a wholistic response to the issue, by providing a suite of services for local men – both in the prevention and response to – family violence. Bethany have a bold vision for a service informed by cutting edge research, which will provide men the opportunity to access services ranging from Men’s Behaviour Change programs to counselling, GP services, fathering programs and mental health assessment.

“Bethany Community Support is incredibly grateful to Adroit Insurance Group and Geelong Community Foundation for their support. This is a highly innovative project which will provide ongoing benefits to the local community including employment and training opportunities, as well as, contributing to a reduction in incidences of family violence.” – Grant Boyd, CEO Bethany Community Support