Rotary Foundation Grants
The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that
change lives both close to home and around the world.
the past 100 years, the Foundation has spent $3 billion on life-changing,
sustainable projects. It does this
directly, by supporting major international projects, like End Polio Now, but
also by providing funding for the District Grants that support individual
Rotary Club projects, and for The Global Grants that Rotary Clubs and Districts
use to fund larger domestic and international projects.
Grants are awarded to support community projects, local or international, in
which individual clubs are directly involved.
They are intended to support clubs in the delivery of projects that are
aligned with the general mission of Rotary Foundation.
grants can fund a variety of district and club projects and activities. For example, in 2017/18, grants have been
· RC Limavady
project, with participation from multiple Rotary Clubs and Interact, to bring a
clean water supply to Belgrove Primary School, Lemongo, Kenya.
RC Mullingar project to renovate and equip a
mother and child health centre, operated by Maids of the Poor, in Mudula,Tambora – Ethiopia.
RC Clonmel project to provide a Rotary Park and Sensory Garden in
the town of Clonmel, for use by young people with autism.
RC Newbridge project to provide sleeping bags
and other essential facilities, for a homeless centre.
RC Newbridge project, to provide shunt
operations for children with Spina Bifida hydrocephalus,
in a Romanian Children’s Home.
RC Limerick Thomond project to equip a PEG (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy) Feeding room
at a local school.
RC Antrim project to provide outdoor exercise
equipment for younger children attending the local Riverside Special Needs
RC Comber project to provide permanent sanitary
water tanks to two schools in the Dodoma area of Tanzania.
· RC Dublin
North project to fit out two new Operation Centres for the charity Fighting
Words, which provides literacy development support services to children, many
of them non English speaking immigrants.
· RC Waterford
project to refurbish and renew the facilities at Oasis House, a safe refuge for
women and children fleeing from domestic violence.
Global grants support large
international activities with sustainable, measurable outcomes in Rotary’s
areas of focus. By working together to
respond to real community needs, clubs and districts strengthen their global
The minimum budget for a global
grant project is $30,000. The
Foundation’s World Fund provides a minimum of $15,000 and maximum of $200,000. Clubs and districts contribute District
Designated Funds (DDF) and/or cash contributions that the World Fund matches. DDF is matched 100 percent and cash is
matched at 50 percent.
Global Grant projects can be run by
a single club or District, but individual clubs can also participate in such
large projects by joining in as a donor.
Recent examples of successful
Global Grant projects include:
Project Ciara – District led
project to bring clean potable water to the people of 6 villages in southern
Sand Dams – District led project to
bring water to African communities
Project 538 – Current District led
project to bring clean drinking water to the community of Keringet
Nansana Clinic – RC Dublin Fingal
project to equip and fit out a laboratory and clinic to provide neo natal and
paediatric care to communities in Uganda.
To learn more about Grants, go to the Foundation pages at www.rotary.org.
Alternatively, make contact with Grant Chair Niamh Mulholland or DRFC Dave Murray.