The work of Rotary begins in the community, and every community has its own unique needs and concerns. While we serve in countless ways, we’ve focused our efforts in six key areas to maximise our impact. These areas encompass some of the world’s most critical and widespread humanitarian needs, and we have a proven record of success in addressing them.
The work of Rotary begins in the community, and every community has its own unique needs and concerns. While we serve in countless ways, we’ve focused our efforts in six key areas to maximize our impact. These areas encompass some of the world’s most critical and widespread humanitarian needs, and we have a
proven record of success in addressing them:
• Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
• Disease prevention and treatment
• Water and sanitation
• Maternal and child health
• Basic education and literacy
• Economic and community development
In 2020 a 7th area of focus was added, The Environment. Rotarians have always been concerned about their environment but by making this a specific focus it enabled a greater emphasis on working on projects to benefit the environment
Rotary members planning new service projects are encouraged to consider these areas and the many opportunities for innovative projects within them.
ROTARY FOUNDATION GLOBAL GRANTS AND THE AREAS OF FOCUS
All Rotary clubs and districts are eligible to apply for global grants from The Rotary Foundation to support sustainable activities with high-impact outcomes in one or more of the six areas of focus. These activities may include humanitarian projects, scholarships, and vocational training teams. Prospective global grant-funded projects should include a plan for monitoring and evaluation using the measures established by the Foundation for each area. Learn about the criteria for global grants in each area by consulting the Areas of Focus Policy Statements at Rotary.org.
How do we do it?
Projects within the Six Areas of Focus are funded by a grant system operated between Rotary clubs and The Rotary Foundation. This gives clubs the opportunity to apply for grants for projects which matter to them.
Whom do we do it with?
Once a project is identified, clubs in Great Britain and Ireland partner with Rotary clubs in the host country to undertake the project. Additionally, clubs have the opportunity to partner with approved agencies to provide specialist input in the Six Areas of Focus.
Can we work with you?
The great thing about Rotary is that is gives people the platform to make a difference and focus on the issues which matter to them. If you as an individual or an organisation, have a cause you are passionate about, set the wheels in motion and collaborate with clubs locally, nationally and internationally to make a difference.
You will have access to resources and programmes that can help you increase your personal and professional skills, gain world understanding, and make lifelong friendships—all while bringing about sustainable, positive change in communities. We are always looking for new ways of ‘Doing Good In The World’. We want to hear from you!
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The Rotary Foundation is Rotary’s own charity and in 2016/17 it celebrated its centennial anniversary. It is former Rotary International President Arch Klumph’s idea for an endowment fund dedicated to ‘Doing Good'more