Charity Golf Launches $100k Grants

Darrell Fenton & Gail Rodgers

We all know that Geelong’s business community loves a charity golf day, but what you might not know is that so successful has the annual Adroit Insurance Group Charity Golf Day been, that a new $100,000 capital grant has been launched under the Geelong Community Foundation.

The grant will be derived from the proceeds of the annual Adroit Insurance Group Charity Golf Day, which will be held at 13th Beach Golf Links on the 23rd November 2017. Since its inception, the Golf Day has grown to one of the largest in the Geelong fundraising calendar, raising over $900,000 for local causes.

The good folk at Adroit and the Geelong Community Foundation tell us that organisations based in or providing services to the Geelong region will be open to apply.

“The grant will provide physical infrastructure for an organisation such as the acquisition, construction or renovation of a building, purchase of equipment, furniture and fitting, purchase of vehicles or computer hardware and software and its installation,” said Andrew Locke, Managing Director of Adroit Insurance Group.

Applications can include support for more than one project up to the value of $100,000, providing broad scope for organisations.

Gail Rodgers, Chief Executive Officer of the Geelong Community Foundation, believes the grant opportunity demonstrates the result of the strong, proactive partnership between the Foundation and Adroit Insurance Group.

“The Adroit Insurance Group Golf Day Grant is another example of the strong leadership shown by Adroit in supporting our community. Adroit also provides office space and support for the Foundation at its Moorabool Street premises and financial support through the Adroit Insurance Group Fund and the Adroit Golf Day Fund. Both funds add to, and support, the existing Foundation corpus of over $20 million.”

The $100,000 capital grant will add to the $6.8 million in grants that the Foundation has provided to community organisations since 2001.

Applications will open on Tuesday 9th May and close on Friday 7th July. The successful grant recipient will be announced at the end of July.

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