Rotary has always been internationally oriented and apart from having members and clubs all over the world, it has been a great advocate of international projects in suppport of the needy. We ambrace these objectives and, apart form supporting high visibility projects like End Polio Now and Sand Dams, we like to support smaller worthwhile international Projects.
Rotary has its own charity - The Rotary Foundation - which funds the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty throughout the world. The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.
Through Rotary Foundation grants and programs, Rotarians and other donors help change the world. Rotary clubs and districts are providing clean water, improving the environment, sponsoring scholarships, and helping reach Rotary's No. 1 goal, eradicating polio.
Rotarians have mobilized by the hundreds of thousands to eradicate polio. Theyre working to ensure that children are immunized against this crippling disease, despite weak infrastructure, extreme poverty, and civil strife prevailing in many countries. In 2016 there were only three countries with Polio cases and a total of only 37 cases world-wide.
Every dollar given to End Polio is matched with $2 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help wipe out polio.
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 partnerships.
Global grants can fund:
District grants can be used to fund a variety of district and club projects and activities, including:
Districts may use up to 50 percent of their District Designated Fund to receive one district grant annually. This percentage is calculated based on the amount of DDF generated from a district’s Annual Fund giving three years prior, including Endowment Fund earnings. You aren’t required to request the full amount available.
Or, if your query is to do with the Rotary Foundation, please contact us by this email below:
more Club members band togethor to sponsor a walk raising money for vulnerable children in Billericay
more Members used links between Rotary Club of Billericay Mayflower and Rotary in Calcutta to send donations to help the Rotary Club of Calcutta Visionaries' "Breathe Again" Programme in Calcutta - help is needed immediately.
more We were invited by Lorenzo Gallo of Alba club in Italy to attend a concert by the Amateur Orc hestra of Catalonia arranged by the Rotary Club of Sant Cugat in aid of the workshop Jeroni de Moragas, supporting people with mental or developmental disorders
more We supported the Rotary Club of Plettenberg Bay and its partners at Harkerville School
more Our club is the only club in our Rotary District to achieve over $100 donation to Rotary Foundation by every club member
more Following our successful completion of a well providing fresh clean water to Schoolchildren at Ciamanda Primary school, we have raised enough money to fund three more wells for three new schools in Embu County, Kenya
more Club Member Margaret Fowler reports on the house for a desperately in need family and for which she was the driving force to raise money
more The World Health Organisation has declared Africa free of wild Polio after 4 years without any cases. Club Member Chandra Gupta recalls how he led our club's part in the long haul to end Polio and reach this dramatic moment.
more Rotary is committed to End Polio but is also addressing Covid-19. Its own charity immediately changed its rules to help fund the Covid-19 fight and mobilised its Polio teams to fight the disease
more Our member visits the area and hands over our club donation to the relief effort
more We joined other Rotary Clubs in Great Britain and Ireland in donating to the Mercy Ships 2020 campaign
more Our first borehole is completed at Ciamanda primary school, bringing the Gift of Life to the pupils and neighbours there.
more Working and visiting Embu in Kenya for ten years to support the community there, with two trips in 2019
more We support new male medical and surgical wards at Bansang Hospital
more Our Club's seed money has helped fund repainting, roof waterproofing, tree planting trees, a vegetable garden and, with the help of a District Grant, installed permanent room dividers between classrooms
more First steps in delivering secure water supplies in Kenya through new boreholes.
more 136 Paul Harris Fellows attended a lunch to celebrate the birthday of Rotary International, and we received a certificate for our financial support of the End Polio Now - for the second year running.
more We join our International "twinning" clubs in funding Beausoleil's “Life Straw” project
more A Rotary plea from the heart of South Africa prompts the club to donate £300 to the Rotary Club of Plettenberg Bay's project for Harkersville School.
more Our very own member, Rev Margaret Fowler, enlightened us on June 4 about her eighth visit to the African continent and Ciamanda, Kenya and its need for support for secondary education.
more We celebrated a hundred Years of the Foundation at a dinner on July 31, 2017, also attended by other local Rotary Clubs
more In December 2015, we donated £500 for school uniforms to the Masizame Children's Shelter. Our support for the centre has recently been recognised in an email to our club.
more ShelterBox thanks Rotary for their continued support and help.
more Main beneficiaries of our Grand Raffle were charities involved in the fight against Ebola. This year's main recipient was Medecins Sans Frontieres, from whom a most moving letter of thanks has been received.
more Billericay Rotary Club's annual Grand Christmas Raffle is in Aid of Charities facing the threat of Ebola, ShelterBox, and other charities supported by Rotary.
more The Shelter expresses its gratitude for the generous donation to fund new school uniforms for this year.
more Masizame Children's Shelter - urgent support needed to help feed, shelter educate and provide counselling for these abused children. Immediate need - funding to replace a decrepit bus.
more In an outstanding achievement - Billericay Rotary club has gained a Bronze award for donating over £10,000 to fund 25 Shelter Boxes for international disaster relief - a notable achievement in charitable donations.
more How easy is it to erect a ShelterBox tent? Our Rotary Club decided to find out and try a test set up to document the process.
more ShelterBox saves lives ..again. The latest of our sponsored boxes goes to the Philippines.
more ShelterBox saves lives ..again. Our latest sponsored box goes to Zimbabwe.
more We were privileged to have as speakers the two Ingatestone postmen, Dennis Sweeting and Steve Biggs, who have taken the time to organise a convoy of clothing and other vital materials to the stricken people of Kosovo.
more Billericay Rotary Club hs supported the End Polio campaign since 1987, as a club initiative and in support of Rotary International's campaign to "End Polio Now". Highlighting Rotary's contribution in the Press is great publicity and encourages donations.
more Group Study Exchange supports travel for teams of non-Rotarians from a variety of professions. This records briefly the visit of the GSE Team from Brazil in 2011.