Rotary's Own Charity


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In 2016 - 2017, Rotary clubs across the world celebrated 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 and 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 make 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
  • Foundation grants and humanitarian projects support Scholarships and Vocational Training Teams.
  • To foster understanding, goodwill and peace through the Rotary Peace centres

Rotary Elgin 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.

This programme is the number one priority of The Rotary Foundation.  We are now in a countdown in history where the world is on the brink of eradicating this terrible disease being only the second time in history where previously only smallpox had been eradicated by an immunisation programme.  When Rotary was first involved there were 350K cases.  In 2017 there were only 22 cases and there are only three countries worldwide where the disease is still considered endemic, Afghanistan, Pakistan & Nigeria.

2019/20 Activities

  • BBQ for Rotarians, Family and Friends in September raised £900
  • A coffee morning at Williamson Hall raised £665 for End Polio
  • Crocus Cornes were planted near Grant Lodge by Rotarians
  • Rotary Elgins Swimarathon was held on Saturday 29th February. 28 swimmers took part between Moray Leisure Centre Elgin and Lossiemouth Swimming Pool. In excess of £2300 was raised for End Polio.

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