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, Linda Bolger, or the District Rotary Foundation Chair, Carol Stewart.

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.

The Rotary Foundation has issued Guidelines on how global grants can be used for the construction of low cost housing and simple schools. Such costs were previously ineligible. If you are interested, click here for the Guidelines on low cost housing and click here for the Guidelines on simple schools.

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

District grants are for smaller local or international projects. Click here for the Guidelines for projects in 2019-20.

For District Grants there is an annual business cycle.  Applications for grants for projects in 2019-20 opened in March 2019 and will close at the end of May 2019.

Click here for the Outline Application Form.  If your project is selected you will be invited to complete the Final Application Form which can be found here.

For more technical information on the grants, click here for the Terms and Conditions (updated January 2019).

To see a Report of the District Grant projects that have been approved for 2018-19, click here.

To see a Report of the District Grant projects that were approved for 2017-18, click here.

To see a Report of the District Grant projects that were approved for 2016-17, click here.

Current projects

You can use the RI Grant Center to find all of the grants sponsored by our District., whether or nor your Club is involved. It's easy. First sign on to MyRotary on navigate to the Grant Center, under The Rotary Foundation, Grant Application Tool. Click Grant Search, top right. That will take you to a page that has a search bar you can use to search, by grant number, grant title or area of focus.

Click here for guidance on how to use the Grants Center.

If you would like to read about some of the projects that have been supported or are being supported by Foundation grants in District 1010, click here.

You will find information about stewardship and the Club Memorandum of Understanding on the Stewardship page.

District Designated Funds (DDF)

DDF is the Foundation funds over which District has control. Each year we are assigned an amount of DDF that is 50% of the APF (Annual Program Fund) contributed by D1010 Clubs three years previously.
Under the Grants Model, we are permitted to assign up to 50% of this sum for allocation as District Grant. The remaining 50% is available to match fund Global Grant projects or to donate to Foundation priorities such as End Polio Now or the Peace Centres.

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