GOR Running Festival & 2020 Grants

2020 has been a year like no other. Ordinarily at this time of year we would be distributing funds to local organisations from money raised through the Great Ocean Road Running Festival. But we must stay positive and look forward to the next event when we will help IMG (the event organisers) make it bigger and better.

Sadly, this year we will not be calling for grant applications. The funds ordinarily set aside for grants have been used for rent relief for Apollo Bay Opportunity Shop (owned by The Foundation) and giving a further $30k to the Aquatic Centre to make our total contribution $60k for this wonderful community project. We would have loved to have matched the $36k that we granted to the community last year but alas, it was not meant to be.

It’s now time to look forward to the completion of the Aquatic Centre where we can celebrate the successes of our wonderful town of Apollo Bay.

How can we support you?

We are not hibernating.  We, as Trustees, would love to know if you have a health initiative that needs support.

Please contact us at info@abhealthfoundation.org. You never know, we might just be able to help.

2020 Great Ocean Road Running Festival

The Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation is extremely proud and excited to be the OFFICIAL CHARITY of the Great Ocean Road Running Festival for the seventh year and to be able to provide a direct benefit back to communities located along the race route.

Given continued cuts to government spending coupled with over 2.8 million visitors a year, our small communities must generate additional funding to maintain and improve health services for locals and visitors alike.

Since inception in 1999 we have distributed over $380,000 in grants to the local community and over $236,000 has been distributed from the Great Ocean Road Marathon/Running Festival in the last 6 years.  See a full list of grants we’ve given and organisations who’ve benefited from the Health Foundation in the last 20 years.

If you’ve participated previously you’ll know what a tremendous job the Volunteers do…

  • Keeping the route safe by marshalling the roads
  • Providing refreshments to competitors
  • Ensuring safe and efficient transfer of your bags and
  • Importantly, helping to clean up the Great Ocean Road after the event

The Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation source and organise all of the volunteers from Wye River to Apollo Bay so that your Running Festival experience will be a great one.  We were thrilled with your enthusiastic comments on social media about the enthusiasm and support provided to you by our Volunteers – it was overwhelming!

Please help us by giving something back to our local communities who are supporting you at this iconic event….

FUNDRAISE

If you’re registered to run in any of the events of the Running Festival you can sign up with Everyday Hero to fundraise, selecting Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation as your Charity.

DONATE

If you’d like to make a donation directly to the Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation you can…

HAVE A MASSAGE

Come along to the Health Foundation Marquee at the Finishing Line for a massage from a fully qualified massuer. All proceeds go directly to the Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation.

VOLUNTEER

If you would like to volunteer for the Great Ocean Road Running Festival in May 2020 and raise some funds for your local community group (Apollo Bay & District and along the GOR to Wye River) or the Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation itself, please email run@abhealthfoundation.org with ‘GORRF Volunteering’ as the subject.

2019 Annual General Meeting

3pm, Saturday 9th November 2019
Captains at the Bay
21 Pascoe Street, Apollo Bay

We cordially invite everyone to join us at Captains at the Bay for our AGM followed by refreshments.

We will be presenting and acknowledging Grants totalling $59,168 for the year ended 30 June 2019.

We will also be acknowledging the distribution of $34,900 made to organisations who made a significant contribution to the successful Great Ocean Road Running Festival in May this year.

Our Grants, including funding of new projects within our district, would not be possible without the support of our Members and the generous bequests left to the Health Foundation. We encourage everyone to consider making a bequest to the Apollo Bay and District Health Foundation to enable us to continue supporting the community, now and in the future.

We are also very pleased to advise that our Guest speaker this year is Brian Humphries. Brian will give an update on the progress of the new Aquatic Centre for which the Health Foundation is a major donor.

Craig Buckingham, Acting Chairman

20th Anniversary Celebration

On Saturday 15th June the Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation hosted a celebration at the Apollo Bay Surf Life Saving Club to acknowledge the contributions the foundation has made to the community and thank community members for their support over the last 20 years. Here’s some more information about the Foundation and how it ultimately has helped the community help itself.

Why the celebration?

The celebration recognises the long-term nature of the Foundation. 20 years of raising funds to assist Otway Health and similar health-related organisations to provide services for the good health and well-being of the communities of Apollo Bay and surrounding districts.

Why and how was the Foundation founded?

In 1998, the Board of Otway Health & Community Services (OHCS) sought to have established an ongoing process to meet its future capital requirements. This resulted in a Community meeting being held to investigate the establishment of an independent foundation to raise funds in support of the aims of OHCS.  Judith Kennedy, Les Noseda, Frank Shields (Otway Health President) and Ron Clark initiated the meeting which was chaired by Judith.

The Community agreed to the establishment of a Foundation and a Steering Committee was formed.  Members of the Committee were: Les Noseda (OHCS Board Member), Peter Vickery QC, Chris White, Geoff Learey, John Gilbert (Lawyer), John Spencer, Stuart Holbery (Lawyer), John Hellyar, Mike Ferey, Dianne Clark, Wendy Dwyer, Andrew Buchanan, and Bill Flynn.

Keith Leorke made the initial gift of $100 to enable the start-up of the Foundation.

The initial Deed and Statement of Purposes was drafted by the lawyers Peter Vickery QC, John Gilbert and Stuart Holbery. The Foundation subsequently gained exemption as a Charitable Organisation on May 20, 1999.

Recognition of Bequests and other Contributors

Perc Murray, John Hellyer, Murray Champion and Les Noseda are acknowledged for substantial bequests made in their wills. Many thanks are also extended to the many contributors to the Foundation, in particular the Governors of the Foundation.

Foundation Achievements

The purchase of the freehold in October 2004 of the shop that is rented to Otway Health for the Opportunity Shop.

Accumulated Members’ Equity amounting to $1.2 Million.

Collaboration with Otway Health.

Annual Grants Program

Since 2000 almost $350,000 has been given out in our Annual Grants program to a number of local community groups and organisations for health related purposes, including:

Otway Health ($182K+), Amulance Victoria ($45K+), Apollo Bay P-12 College ($28K+), Apollo Bay SLSC ($13K), Lavers Hill K-12 College ($12K), Apollo Bay CFA ($10K+), Apollo Bay Preschool ($10K+), Apollo Bay Men’s Shed ($5K), Apollo Bay Football Netball Club ($3K+), Apollo Bay Little Athletics ($3K), Wye River SLSC ($3K+), Kennett River Progress Association ($2K+)

See the full list of grant recipients here.

Involvement in the Great Ocean Road Marathon/Running Festival

The festival provides opportunity for all not for profit organisations from Apollo Bay to Wye River to raise money by volunteering their time. We at the ABDHF bring the groups and people together! Since 2014 the we have been the Premier Charity for the Marathon/Running Festival and have been responsible for organising around 250 local volunteers and distributing funds raised back to the groups involved. Groups that have raised funds by providing volunteers over the last 6 years include:

Apollo Bay P-12 College ($114K+), Apollo Bay Preschool ($27K+), Apollo Bay Sailing Club ($23K+), Kennett River Progress Association ($20k), Wye River CFA, ($16K+), Wye River SLSC ($16K+), Apollo Bay U3A ($5K+), Apollo Bay CFA ($3K+)

See the full list of volunteer recipients here.

Member of a Project Review Group focussing on Integrated Primary Health Care, which has now concluded.

Member of the Otway Health Community Advisory Committee.

Current Trustees

The valuable contribution being made by the current Trustees should be recognised.

The Trustees are:

Ian Manton (Chair), Andrew Buchanan (past Chair), John Curry (Treasurer), Kerry McMahon (Secretary), Craig Buckingham (Vice Chair), Stuart Holbery, Pip Cuming, Andrew Gardiner, Nicholas Salkeld, Holly Earl and Mel Aggenbach.

Where to from here?

The Foundation has prepared a Strategic Plan for the next 3 years – the mission is to grow the Foundation for the benefit of the health of Communities of Apollo Bay and surrounding districts. The Plan is reviewed annually.

With the support of our Members and Community we look forward to the next 20 years of Service.

Lastly, a very big thank you to those who helped us deliver the anniversary on Saturday night. To Georgie and the Surf Club Committee for providing an excellent venue, to Mark and the team from Sandy Feet for their delicious catering, to Andrew Noseda for providing Prickly Moses tasty beers, to Mt Duneed Estate for the superb wines, to La Bimba for the outstanding cake and to Sarah McQuinn for the beautiful vocals.

Trustees Past & Present – (from left) Andrew Buchanan, Craig Buckingham, John Verey, Mel Aggenbach, Kerry McMahon, Pip Cuming, Holly Earl, Di Clarke, John Curry, Wendy Dwyer, Stuart Holberry, Nick Salkeld

Call for Grants 2019

The Foundation is pleased to call for Applications for 2019 Grants from complying organisations in our catchment area.

To qualify for consideration for a grant the applying organisation must meet the following conditions:

  • Be a not for profit organisation.
  • The project must fall within the geographical boundaries of the AB&DHF. The district can be regarded generally as extending approximately from Wye River through Apollo Bay to Lavers Hill and from the coast to the line drawn from Lavers Hill to Forrest.
  • Must fall within the charter of activities supported by the Foundation.

Important Note: When reviewing grants we give precedence to grant applications which have health outcomes as the primary objective – not as a secondary by-product of a project which has a primary objective other than health.

Please see the Charter of Supported Activities for further details and Past Grants for examples of previous successful grants.

Detailed grant applications must be submitted by the closing date of Friday 19th July, 2019. Applications must be made on the AB&DHF Grant Application form supported by a detailed project description and costing.

Applications to:
Grants Committee
Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation Inc.
Email: info@abhealthfoundation.org
Mail: PO Box 140, Apollo Bay VIC 3233

AB&DHF Grant Application form

Charter of Supported Activities

Past grants allocated by the Health Foundation

ABDHF & GORRF – The Link

4th June 2019

Fundraising is the link between the Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation (ABDHF) and The Great Ocean Road Running Festival. The festival provides opportunity for all non-for-profit organisations from Apollo Bay to Wye River to raise money by volunteering their time. We at the ABDHF bring the groups and people together!

We work closely all year with event management group, IMG, to ensure we can supply the number of volunteers required to make this event happen. These are the support people who stand by drink stations, the road marshals, the crowd control and the medal distributers. It is a big gig! As a community, we’ve committed to offer around 250 volunteers each year, and that’s what it takes to run an event with a magnitude of this size. Sincerely, the communities of Apollo Bay, Kennett River and Wye River, we applaud your efforts!

We also seek business supporters each year for the event. The Great Ocean Road Running Festival provides a strong economic return for local hospitality businesses and we are lucky enough to have received generous support over the past 6 years from many of them. When a business or individual assist the cause of the ABDHF, the funds raised stay in town.

The Foundation trustees would like to say thank you to the following businesses for their gracious support for this year’s event:

Apollo Bay Chamber of Commerce (great community service)

Otway Health (we are so lucky to have them – wonderful service)

Community Chemist (wonderful staff and great advice)

Apollo Bay Fishermen’s COOP (fish and chips are fantastic)

Apollo Bay Hotel (great atmosphere for the entire family)

The GYM Apollo Bay (Kath is a star)

Foodworks Apollo Bay (clean, fresh and helpful)

Great Ocean Road Real Estate (long term supporter – always happy to help)

Cape Otway Lightstation (the cafe is great – try the scones!)

Mel Aggenbach – our newest trustee volunteered her entire Sunday to offer sport massages and giving entire proceeds to ABDHF

Are you a community group that would like to join the success story?

Are you an individual that would like to join the team at the ABDHF (in any capacity)?

Are you a local business that benefits from the Running Festival who would like to support the Health Foundation?

… drop us a line at run@abhealthfoundation.org

The trustees of the ABDHF work voluntarily to coordinate this event.

Official Charity

The Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation is extremely proud and excited to be the OFFICIAL CHARITY of the Great Ocean Road Running Festival for the sixth year and to be able to provide a direct benefit back to communities located along the race route.

Given continued cuts to government spending coupled with over 2.8 million visitors a year, our small communities must generate additional funding to maintain and improve health services for locals and visitors alike.

Since inception in 1999 the Health Foundation have distributed over $350,000 in grants to the local community and over $200,000 has been distributed from the Great Ocean Road Marathon/Running Festival in just 5 years. See here for full details.

Please help us by giving something back to our local communities who are supporting you at this iconic event.

Fundraise

If you’re registered to run for in any of the events of the Running Festival you can sign up with Everyday Hero to fundraise and select the Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation as your Charity

Go to gorrf2019.everydayhero.com/au/get-started.

Donate

If you’d like to make a donation directly to the Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation you can…

  • Make a runner’s donation when you register – go to greatoceanroadrunfest.com.au;
  • Go to everydayhero.com.au, search for ‘Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation’ and select ‘Give Now’;
  • Drop a few coins into one of our tins around town or at our marquee at the Running Festival;
  • Send a cheque made out to Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation Inc. to
    PO Box 140, Apollo Bay VIC 3233

Volunteer

If you’ve participated previously you’ll know what a tremendous job the Volunteers do…

  • Keeping the route safe by marshalling the roads
  • Providing refreshments to competitors
  • Ensuring safe and efficient transfer of your bags and
  • Importantly, helping to clean up the Great Ocean Road after the event

The Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation source and organise all of the volunteers from Wye River to Apollo Bay so that your Running Festival experience will be a great one.  We were thrilled with your enthusiastic comments on social media about the enthusiasm and support provided to you by our Volunteers – it was overwhelming!

If you would like to volunteer for the Great Ocean Road Running Festival and raise some funds for your local community group (Apollo Bay & District and along the GOR to Wye River) or the Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation itself, please contact Pip on 0417 582 407 or email run@abhealthfoundation.org.

The Apollo Bay and District Health Foundation would like to thank the following community organisations for volunteering to assist with the 2019 Great Ocean Road Running Festival:

  • Apollo Bay CFA
  • Apollo Bay Community Garden
  • Apollo Bay P-12 College
  • Apollo Bay Preschool
  • Apollo Bay Rural Australians for Refugees
  • Apollo Bay Sailing Club
  • Apollo Bay Scouts
  • Kennett River Association
  • Otway Anglicans
  • Wye River CFA
  • Wye River SLSC

2018 ABDHF Wrap Up

The 18th Annual General Meeting of the Foundation was held on 10th November 2018 at Captains at the Bay, and 30 members and supporters attended. Members were advised that Foundation grants to local organisations for the year were $43,712. The major grant was to Ambulance Victoria – Apollo Bay branch for $15,000 for cardiac arrest survival equipment. In addition, $10,000 was donated to Otway Health as a grant toward their reorganisation of GP facilities in Apollo Bay. A further grant of $10,000 was made to the Apollo Bay Community Pool project. The Foundation is the largest single donor to this programme with a three-year commitment of $30,000. $20,000 has been paid with a further $10,000 to be paid in July this year. The Foundation has since inception, distributed over $350,000 by way of grants to the community.

The Foundation is also the principal charity for the Great Ocean Road Running Festival and $34,000 was distributed this year to local organisations who provided volunteers for the event. Distributions to the community since the Foundation became the principal charity total $202,000.

At the Annual General Meeting the following Trustees were re-elected – Ian Manton (currently Chairman), John Curry and Andrew Gardiner.

At 30 June 2018 the Foundation had assets of nearly $1.2 million including ownership of the Second Sails Opportunity shop.

The guest speaker at the AGM was Inspector Trevor Cornwall, Ballarat Police Local Area Command, who spoke on drugs and alcohol and their negative impact on the health and well-being of the community. We are grateful to Duncan and Anna at Captains at the Bay for providing a great space for us to hold our AGM.

We are looking forward to the events for 2019; stay tuned for our 20 Year Anniversary celebration, music events and the 2019 GOR Running Festival on 18-19 May.

2018 Annual General Meeting

3pm, Saturday 10th November 2018
Captains at the Bay
21 Pascoe Street, Apollo Bay

We cordially invite everyone to join us at Captains at the Bay for our AGM followed by refreshments.

We will be presenting and acknowledging Grants totalling $43,712 from Health Foundation Non-Marathon funds for the year ended 30 June 2018.

We will also be acknowledging Grants of $34,000 made to organisations who made a significant contribution to the successful Great Ocean Road Marathon in May this year.

Our Grants, including funding of new projects within our district, would not be possible without the support of our Members and the generous bequests left to the Health Foundation. We encourage everyone to consider making a bequest to the Apollo Bay and District Health Foundation to enable us to continue supporting the community, now and in the future.

We are also very pleased to advise that our Guest speaker this year is Inspector Trevor Cornwill, Ballarat Police Local Area Command. Inspector Cornwill’s topic will be Drugs and Alcohol and their negative impact on the health and wellbeing of the community.

Ian Manton, Chairman

Call for Grants 2018

The Foundation is pleased to call for Applications for 2018 Grants from complying organisations in our catchment area.

To qualify for consideration for a grant the applying organisation must meet the following conditions:

  • Be a not for profit organisation.
  • The project must fall within the geographical boundaries of the AB&DHF. The district can be regarded generally as extending approximately from Wye River through Apollo Bay to Lavers Hill and from the coast to the line drawn from Lavers Hill to Forrest.
  • Must fall within the charter of activities supported by the Foundation.

Important Note:B When reviewing grants we give precedence to grant applications which have health outcomes as the primary objective – not as a secondary by-product of a project which has a primary objective other than health.

Detailed grant applications must be submitted by the closing date of 31st August, 2018.B Applications must be made on the AB&DHF Grant Application form supported by a detailed project description and costing.

Applications to: Grants Committee Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation Inc. PO Box 140 Apollo Bay B VIC B 3233 or email toB info@abhealthfoundation.orgB ABN 48 605 122 377 ABDHF Grant Aapplication 2018 Charter of Supported Activities Past grants allocated by the Health Foundation