Foundation, National and International Projects

This committee raises funding for local, national and international projects. In many cases this means working with Rotary's own charity (known as the Rotary Foundation) which operates a matching grant scheme which enables leverage of funds raised locally. Some projects are large and therefore require coordination and cooperation with other Rotary Clubs

Overseas Projects we have funded include

  • A bakery in Peru
  • School materials and a palliative care ward in South Africa
  • Water supply for a sports centre for street children In Nepal
  • Sponsored schooling & subsistence to deprived children in Africa & India
  • Fund Raiding for Shelterbox

("Shelter Boxes" founded by Rotary is one of the best disaster relief agencies in the World. It is accepted world-wide as the aid is non-political or sectarian, and is administered by local Rotarians. Sheltebox are partners of Rotary International.)

Thames Hospice Project: -

Thames Hospice first opened in 1987 and has reached capacity, an ambitious redevelopment is underway to create a new, purpose-built hospice that will serve the needs of the community now and into the future. Major funding of at least £22m will be required to realise this -

Rotary support for the new hospice is being coordinated by Derek Smith from Cookham Bridge, and Alan Clare from Ascot Rotary. The Rotary contribution is divided into two phases.

Effectively funding for Phase 1 (£25,000) for the Garden Furniture was effectively completed before the lockdown, but due to the lockdown this phase has not completed but once lifted this should complete quite quickly. Phase 2 the much bigger project (£75,000-100,000) for the complete landscaping and planting of the gardens was still in its early stages but a healthy number of district clubs in our area have expressed their support and a District Grant is being sought.

Nepal Update: -


Our Rotary Foundation Grant-supported project at the Prithvi Rupa School in Kaski, Pokhara, Nepal is now  complete.  The physical works of installing site security fencing and a drinking water supply and storage and supplying furniture to the school were officially handed over in January this year when 3 Rotarians and their wives visited the school.  At the same time, the 3 wives launched the “Days For Girls” programme which provides sanitary education and products to the adolescent girls, enabling them to maximise their school attendance time.  Additional more advanced teacher training has been started and is now an on-going project at the school.  

During the visit, the group also visited the Sahara Academy, in Pokhara, which was the subject of our previous Nepal project.  It was very re-assuring to, following the devastation caused to much of Nepal by the 2015 earthquake, that the Water Supply and Storage facilities provided by that project were still standing and in full working order.  

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Examples of Community Service in Action

Halloween with a Hogwarts Theme - October 31 2018

In addition to fund raising and supporting the local community, CBRC has a social and 'fellowship' programme. Examples include the annual President's Night, Theatre Trips, Walks and many other events.


The concert was performed by the London Welsh Male Voice Choir at Taplow Court on Sunday 1st October 2017. The objective was to raise funds for local day care centre - Elizabeth House.