Rotary Community Awards 2016

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The Rotary Club of Gloucester is once again seeking to support community based projects in Gloucester City that can demonstrate a real benefit to the Gloucester community and is now inviting applications for their Community Awards for 2016.

This is a small grants programme with awards of up to a maximum of £500.  

2016 is the second year of this small grants programme. In 2015, 17 local groups received grants totalling £5775 from this fund.

See full criteria below.


The Rotary Club of Gloucester is a member of the worldwide network of 1.2million members in 33,000 clubs across 200 countries, with inspired men and women who translate their passions into relevant social causes, to improve lives in communities.

Rotary’s mission is simply to serve others; to give something back; to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace by utilising the skills, talents and energy of our members collectively.

•        We want to bring about positive change in our neighbourhoods by fostering and building strong communities.

•        We want to provide opportunities that will improve lives.

•        We want to help eradicate poverty, hunger and preventable disease across the world.

Our motto, Service Above Self, exemplifies the humanitarian spirit of Rotary members worldwide – to serve the community and put its needs before the member’s own.

For more information about the Rotary Club of Gloucester, please see our website:  or open Google and type in “Gloucester Rotary 602” and follow ‘What we do’ and bring up ‘Rotary Community Awards’.

Community Award Application criteria:

Please note: The total amount of funding that the Rotary Club has available for this Awards programme is no more than £500.

The maximum award to any one organisation is £500 and no application will be considered too small.

Priority will be awarded to small groups / organisations that:

·         Offer value for money by involving a good number of beneficiaries  and/or

·         Work with vulnerable or disadvantaged children or adults  and/or

·         Work in a deprived Gloucester community


New Note! Applications for salaries will not be considered.


The funding is open to registered charities, voluntary organisations and community groups whose work benefits local residents or communities in the City. The organisation does not necessarily have to be office based in the City.

Application Process

Interested groups/organisations should complete the attached application form and return by 5.00pm, Thursday 28rd April 2016

Applicants will need to provide a copy of their latest accounts/financial statement and a copy of their constitution / governing document.

Applications will be accepted by email. If you wish to submit in hard copy, please contact 07541 356921 to make arrangements

Please do not enclose any additional paperwork – we will contact you if any other documents are required.

If you have any queries about this programme or the completing the application form, please contact   07541 356921.

Assessment and Decision Making

Applications will be logged on receipt and checked for their eligibility to apply.

Applications will then be assessed by the Rotary Club panel at their meeting in May 2016.

Successful applicants will be notified by the Rotary Club by 31 May 2016 and be invited to attend a meeting to celebrate the awards on Friday 17 June 2016.

Successful applicants agree to use the Rotary Club logo on publicity and promotion for their project and to submit a report on progress/impact of the project.

The decision of the Rotary Club of Gloucester will be final and no correspondence will be entered into whatsoever. 


Your completed application should be returned by email:

Postal address: The Rotary Community Awards, 130 Estcourt Road, Gloucester, GL1 3LH

Deadline: Thursday 28rd April 2016 at 5.0pm.


Please check that you have answered all the questions and included:

·           Your most recent accounts or financial statement

·           A copy of your constitution / governing document.

Failure to enclose either or both of these documents would disqualify the application.