The Rotary Club of Dundee was founded on 21st May 1921
Dundee Rotary Club is celebrating...
It is a stunning sum of money for a Rotary Club to disburse, especially at a time when charity budgets are under severe pressure because of the economic impact of the pandemic.
A year-long series of events have been planned for the milestone, but central to the celebrations is the disbursement of £100,000 to charitable bodies and good causes.
The majority of the money will come from the club’s own funds, with the rest coming from other organisations in the city which have been sufficiently impressed by the club’s plans to give them their financial support.
The recipients are to be groups and services that are addressing need in the city and also creating opportunities to provide young Dundonians a better future.
- A £25,000 bursary scheme for design students at Dundee University. Over each of the next five years a grant of £5000 will be awarded to a student for a one year post-graduate degree in design at Duncan of Jordanstone College.
- A candidate has been selected for the first £5000 grant and the award will be presented to the winning student in the very near future.
- Ten organisations will each benefit from a donation of up to £2,000 in a Centenary Charities project. The £20,000 pot has been formed by a match-funding association with The Nine Incorporated Trades and Dundee Rotary Club each pledging £10,000.
- A sum of £10,000 has been allocated to a separate project being scoped out in a match-funding agreement with another major community partner.
- Within the £100,000 Dundee Rotary Club has set aside funds for a number of other projects which its centenary committee are discussing, and announcements about these will be made later this year.
“We are well advanced with our plans to celebrate this milestone next year with a variety of social events being planned for club members, their families, the Dundee community and our local and international Rotary friends."
"To celebrate the 100th anniversary with the disbursement of £100,000 is remarkable, and excellent news."