2018 Adroit Golf Day Capital Grant Applications are now closed

Adroit Insurance & Risk will host its 17th Annual Charity Golf Day at 13th Beach Golf Links, Barwon Heads on 22nd November 2018. 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 $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 provided a new significant grant opportunity for community organisations. The Foundation will offer the Adroit Golf Day Capital Grant Program to community organisations based on a number of requirements.

The 2018 Adroit Golf Day Grant Agreement form should be reviewed before completing this application. The Adroit Golf Day Capital Grant Program will receive applications up to the value of $100,000.

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

Download the Adroit Golf Day Grant Application in PDF format.

Download the Adroit Golf Day Grant application in Word format.

Your grant application can be completed digitally, saved, printed and attach to other relevant information required as detailed on page 2 of the application form.


Please ensure that you have read the 2018 Grant Agreement form.

Please ensure you have provided 5 COPIES of each of the following documents:

  • 2018 Grant Application form with capital equipment quotations
  • Copy of your Deductible Gift Recipient Notice of Endorsement (if applicable)
  • Copy of your endorsement as a Tax Concession Charity with Income Tax exemption
  • Organisation brochure
  • Copy of your latest Annual Report including the accounts for the last financial year

The 5 copies of your application should be mailed to:

Geelong Community Foundation
PO Box 1,
Geelong, VIC 3220

Alternatively they may be hand-delivered to:

Crowe Horwath
Level 1, 200 Malop Street
Geelong, VIC 3220

Applications for the Adroit Golf Day Grant Program close Monday 9th July 2018. If you require any further information, please contact Gail Rodgers on 5244 7831 or gail@geelongfoundation.org


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