Grants and projects

Welcome to the Grants page

This page gives Rotarians details about Foundation Grants and how to get involved. If you are interested in any of the grants please contact the District Grants officer, Jo Janczak, or the District Rotary Foundation Chair, Bill Ross

All grants must support the mission of the Rotary Foundation to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education and the alleviation of poverty; and all grant funded projects must involve the active participation of Rotarians.

There are two two types of grant:

Global grants for larger projects (minimum $30,000). A global grant project will be within one of the Areas of Focus. Click here for general guidance on the Areas of Focus. Or click on the links below for detailed information on each Area of Focus.

Basic Education and Literacy

Disease Prevention and Treatment

Economic and Community Development

Maternal and Child Health

Peace and Conflict Resolution

Water and Sanitation

Click here for more detailed general  information on global grants.

Sustainability is a key requirement for Global Grants. Click here for specific information about sustainability. Global grants require a community needs assessement. Click here for the most recent guidance.

Global Grants can also be used to support Scholarships and Vocational Training Teams. Click on the links to find out more

For District Grants look at the page link on the right.

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Grants and projects pages:

District Grants

more All you need to know about District Grants - what they can be used for and how to apply

Grant Management Seminars

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Covid-19 Foundation supported projects in our District

more District Disaster Response application

Related pages...

Foundation Document Library


Donating to Foundation

more This page lists ways of donating to The Rotary Foundation


more Guidance Notes

Paul Harris Fellowships


Vocational Training Teams

more Recent VTTs

Scholarships and fellowships


Foundation Presentations

more Downloadable copies of PowerPoint presentations, including Assembly Presentations and Grant Management Seminar

Humanitarian Projects


Peace through Service

more Peace is a core part of the mission of The Rotary Foundation and one of the Areas of Focus for the Foundation grants.

Centenary of The Rotary Foundation

more The Rotary Foundation, Rotary's own charity, was founded in 1917. This page gives a summary of the first 100 years of Doing Good in the World.

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The Rotary Foundation

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