This committee provides the link with Rotary Internationals main charitable trust which primarily deals with projects having a global nature.
Plans for the year:
The Club will continue to support the University of Bradford Peace Studies department by attending their functions and providing what support we can.
The new process for acquiring grants now requires a member of the Club to attend a special course before the Rotary year commences. Our Chairman Alan Arthur has attended the relevant course and will try to submit an application for a District Grant for 2017/8 before the deadline of 7th July 2017. We will request £500 in District Grant and this money together with another £500 from our Charity will be used to support a local charity.
We have also may make a grant applications to the George Towler Trust and the Craig Charity for Children. If we receive any grants they will be used to finance the provision of Dictionaries 4 Life to schools within the Bradford district.
Rotary Foundation Direct Giving
In this as in previous years we will encourage members to make a Gift Aid payment of £24 towards our Foundation Funds.
This year we aim to give £24 per member to Polio Plus made up as follows:
21 members donate £24 each £504
Grant Aid thereon £126
Donation from our Charity £630Mr Bill Gates will then donate £1,260 for every £1 we donate. This will then raise in total £1,890 for Polio Plus.