Rotary's Own Charity


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This year, Rotary clubs across the world are celebrating 100 years of The Rotary Foundation, Rotary’s own charity doing good in the world.  The Foundation has six key areas of Focus and supports projects worldwide to improve the lives of those less fortunate.

A range of different types of grants are available for larger International Global Grant projects with budgets of $30,000 or more to smaller District Grants of £500 upwards, often for local community projects here in our local area.  Key to all these projects is that Rotarians are actively involved in the projects, using their skills to help others and making a difference.

What does The Rotary Foundation do?

We are committed to service for communities throughout the world.

Many Rotarians have vocational skills that they can use to support humanitarian and educational projects that help to make their communities better places to live in.  The Rotary Foundation harnesses the potential of this worldwide organisation by helping clubs to undertake humanitarian and educational work.

Our Foundation has three main areas of activity:

  • To eradicate polio worldwide
  • To foster understanding, goodwill and peace through the Rotary Peace centres
  • Foundation grants and humanitarian projects support Scholarships and Vocational Training Teams.

Elgin Club and Rotary’s Own Charity?

Global Grant Project (refer related pages below)

  • Nepal Water For Health (NEWAH)
  • Mayega Water Project, Tanzania, working with Busega Scotland

End Polio Now

The Club is involved in raising awareness of the International Eradication Programme of Polio.

World Polio Day and Celebrating 90 Years of Elgin Rotary

This year sees a special celebration of the Elgin Rotary Club with its 90 years since the Charter Presentation on the 25th November 1927.  Several events will be taking place locally to celebrate this.  More information of this will follow.

Swimarathon 2018

Swimarathon is a bi-annual sponsored swimming event, is taking place again on the 24th February 2018.

For full details on this years event view What we Do section Swimarthon 2018

Building on the success of 2016’s second Swimarathon we hope to have as many participants as possible. The venues for the event will be held, as before, in Elgin Leisure Centre and Lossiemouth Swimming Pool.  

Swimarathon has two core purposes.  Firstly to encourage people of all ages and swimming abilities to swim and have fun with purpose.  And secondly, as part of a worldwide initiative, to raise funds for the “End Polio Now” campaign and Rotary’s work overseas.  

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