Founded by Geoff Lord, the Belgravia Foundation was created with a simple purpose to increase access to sports, aquatics, fitness and leisure for every Australian.
What does this mean?
“We had private swimming lessons previously. The middle one, his confidence skyrocketed, he was a lot happier and more relaxed in the water. But we got funding for it and we were being charged $40.00 per half hour, per lesson, per kid. Families can’t afford that sort of money, so basically once that funding ran out, we stopped the lessons.”
Emma, Kilsyth resident and mum of three children, each on the autism spectrum.
"As Founding Patron, I am committed to creating opportunities for everyone, regardless of ability, culture, or physical or financial ability.”
"Our aim is to give a helping hand to those who find it hard to connect to leisure.”
Alex Lord is General Manager Corporate Services Belgravia Health and Leisure Group. Driven by his passion for sport and family, Alex is committed to the ongoing inclusion of everyone in everything he does in business, sports and his personal life. With over ten years’ experience in the health and fitness industry, Alex understands firsthand how the fitness industry can support social inclusion and positively impact the health and wellbeing of local communities.
"We are here to ensure everyone has equal access to a healthy and active lifestyle.”
Dr Walkley’s passion to advocate for the most vulnerable members of our communities led to his appointment as Belgravia Leisure’s National Disability and Diversity Manager. He established Belgravia Leisure’s award-winning access and inclusion program, and has won lifetime achievement awards from state and national disability, sport and recreational industry bodies.
The Belgravia Foundation Board also includes: Brooke Hanson OAM, Olympic swimming champion; Brett Nicholson, Belgravia Group Financial Controller; Nick Cox, Belgravia Leisure CEO; and Anthony McIntosh, Belgravia Leisure General Manager Operations.
National office: 20 Longstaff Road, Bayswater VIC 3153
Phone: 03 8727 7777
The Belgravia Foundation is a registered public benevolent institution ‘charity’ with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC).