Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

Support for International initiatives

We support Shelter Box 

Shelter is more than just a roof – it’s a home. It’s the foundation for life, for families, for communities, for peace.

Shelter Box works with disaster-hit families around the world, offering emergency shelter and other essential items to rebuild their lives.

They locate and store shelter boxes at strategic points around the world, so that disaster relief is both immediate and effective.

Haiti Earthquake disaster

Having somewhere dry and warm to sleep, to prepare meals and be with your family is vital for starting the long process of rebuilding your life.

East Grinstead Meridian has helped this charity since it began by helping to re-stock shelter boxes on a regular annual basis. We were available to help with the recent 2021 Haiti disaster. Following a powerful and devastating earthquake in Haiti, Rotary is playing a role in the immediate and long-term response through ShelterBox and the Rotary Disaster Recovery Trust.

We support the Lend with Care Initiative

Lend with Care is a microfinance lending website from the development charity CARE international UK, launched in 2010.

It allows entrepreneurs in developing countries to apply for loans which will help them improve their business and work their way out of poverty.

East Grinstead Meridian has made regular loans over many years to a wide range of entrepreneurs and has enjoyed a 100% record of repayment.

Rotary clubs have been helping communities grow by providing loans to entrepreneurs across the world. The scheme, working with the charity Lendwithcare, has so far provided more than £1.3 million from Rotary clubs to help those fighting their way out of poverty.

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Partners evening - A Talk by Cathy Merry

more Partners evening -A talk on "Refugees Welcome Crawley. Cathy will be telling us about how they are supporting local Afghan refugees, and how we can help.