Foundation/Charity


FOUNDATION and CHARITY

Chairman : David Hubbard PHF

Charity Officer : Mike Lewis. 

Members Ken Freeland, Doug John.

THE ROTARY FOUNDATION (TRF )

What is it? Why support it?

 TRF is Rotary's Own Charity and that transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.

It was originated by an idea proposed in 1917 as an endowment "for the purpose of doing good in the world"

For OUR CLUB to benefit from TRF, we too need to support TRF, as any application for support and grants is reviewed in light of our contributions, and hence it is in our own interests to provide that support.

Examples of TRF progrmmes include:-

Vocational Training Teams (VTT)- (was Group Study Exchange (GSE) whereby Rotary supports non Rotarian teams (led by a Rotarian) that travel abroad either to deliver or receive professional training.

End Polio Now (was Polio Plus)- TRF has funded the Polio Eradication effort for over 30 years,so much so,that new cases have fallen from 1,000 a day to less than 1 a day in 2014.

Peace Fellows- Candidates are identified who have exceptional talent within the area of Peace and Conflict Prevention and Resolution. They are fully funded by the World Fund and do not absorbe local funding.

Ambassadorial Scholars- TRF supports candidates usually for a one year post-graduate course, at an overseas university.

Disrict and Global Grants- The District Grants are intended to facilitate smaller projects with grants approved ranging from £200 to £1,000. (Our Club has been the the recipient of two Grants in the last few years)

Global Grants ( Minimum project size is $35,000) are available to support larger international humanitarian projects and must be designed and delivered together with a partner Rotary club overseas.( Our Club hopes to apply in the coming year) Areas of focus include: Disease Prevention and Treatment; Water and Sanitation; Basic Education and Literacy; Economic and Community Development.

Previously, Club Members have been asked if they would kindly contribute £40 per year(+Gift Aid). Would each member,currently not giving, please reflect on the achievements of OUR CHARITY and agree to contribute? Increased contributions from those willing and able, would be gratefully received and thanked.

 POLICY ON CHARITABLE DONATIONS

An  aim of the Rotary Club of Bridgend is to collect monies through fund raising activities  to be able to support local charities, national and international emergencies and Rotary Foundation.  Other causes may also be considered for support providedt there is a compelling case for support and subject to Funds being available.

In deciding on the allocation of the club's charitable funds consideration is to be taken of the above factors.


CHARITABLE GIVING 2016/17   

BRIDGEND FISHING FOR THE DIABLED

NSPCC WALES BRIDGEND HELPLINE

SANDVILLE SELF HELP CENTRE

SPLICE CHILD AND FAMILY PROJECT

ST JOHN CYMRU

BRIDGEND YOUNG CARERS

Y BONT

RNIB TALKING BOOKS FOR THE BLIND

THE WALLICH BRIDGEND

RIDING FOR THE DISABLED

BRIDGEND MENTORING PLUS SCHEME

SRI LANKA BLIND AND DEAF SCHOOL

BRIDGEND PRIMARY SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY

McMILLAN NURSES

THE CONTACT ZONE

BRIDGEND STROKE CLUB

GRYPHON SQUADRON

FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS TECHNOLOGY CLUB PYLE

MUCOPOLYSACCARIDE SOCIETY

YSGOL BRYN CASTELLKPC YOUTH IN PYLE

TOTAL  £9075


CHARITIES & INDIVIDUALS RECEIVING GRANTS IN 2015 - 2016

  NSPCC WALES BRIDGEND BRANCH         

  BRIDGEND FISHING FOR THE DISABLED

  SANDVILLE SELF HELP CENTRE                                                                         

  SPLICE CHILD AND FAMILY PROJECT                                                                                        

  ST JOHNS WALES                                         

  BRIDGEND YOUTH CARERS                                                

  HOME START BRIDGEND                                      

  Y BONT                                          

  KPC YOUTH IN PYLE                                             

  RNIB TALKING BOOKS                                                                          

  THE WALLICH                                                                              

  PROSTATE CANCER WALES                                                                            

  RIDING FOR THE DISABLED                                           

  BRIDGE MENTORING PLUS SCHEME UNIT                             

  MOTORNEURONE WEST  WALES

  SRI  LANKA BLIND AND DEAF SCHOOL

  JACK POWLES

 YOUNG CARERS CHRISTMAS PARTIES

  WELSH CENTRE FOR ACTION ON DEPENDANCY AND ADDICTION

  BRIDGEND SAMARITANS

  BRIDGEND EXPLORER SCOUT GROUP               

  SARAH BURNELL SCHOOL OF DANCE

  PRINCESS OF WALES CHILDRENS WARD

  DREAM HOLDAYS                                                                

  TOTAL £9970