The Rotary Foundation supports large international activities with Global Grants whereby your money grows by 3.5 times!
So how does it work?
Clubs contribute annually to Rotary Foundation’s Annual Fund and, following a 3-year investment period, this money is then made available for project funding, 50% being available to fund projects in our Rotary Districts.
In the case of Global Grants, Rotary Foundation will give a 100% match of the amount allocated to a project by a District and they will give a 50% match of club funds, so your £1 becomes £3.50!
That is why, as a Rotarian or an individual, you should consider donating to Rotary Service projects in your community.
In 2010, around 200 Rotary Clubs across 15 districts in Rotary GB&I came together in a major Rotary GB&I wide project to address the problem of drought and food shortage in rural drylands worldwide.
To date, their fundraising efforts have supported the construction of 27 sand dams, one school water tank and have supported 9 farming communities to work towards food security, through a combination of Rotary Foundation Grants and direct constructions from Rotary Clubs and districts throughout the Rotary GB&I area.
Oxted Rotary Club is proud to have been part of this intiative and to have directly and positively contributed toward the building of a Sand Dam for the Wasya wa Athi B SHG (Self Help Group).
The Sand Dam funded by Oxted Rotary was complete in 2012 and the Final Report submited by Excellent Developments is shown n the slideshow at the head of this page. Furtherinformation specific to the Wasya wa Athi B SHG is shown on the page entitled Sand Dams are Excellent Developments.
more Presentation given by David Jordan OBE, Chairman of Excellent Development. David's slides show messages from the Wasya wa Athi self-help group that our actual donations helped following a presentation by Sir Edward Clay in 2012.
more Following a successful street collection, we funded enough LifeStraws to provide drinking water for 20 families in Zimbabwe, quickly and directly by sending those funds to Rotary in South Africa.
more Oxted School Students marked historic progress towards a polio-free world and raised £4,570.59 towards eradicating polio
more It seems that whenever disaster strikes, people are made homless and Shelterbox helps their predicament by providing everything needed to survive.
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