Foundation Grants Information

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District Grant Awards/Reports

Electronic Reports on Awards from the District Grant are due by the end of May 2024. A simple report is all that was required and the preferred format is now available from the Foundation download page .     
Contact Gwyneth Millard with queries or requests for assistance with this programme.

Foundation Grants

All Districts in RI have to be qualified to receive financial support from The Rotary Foundation.  
All Clubs have subsequently to be qualified and achieve this by   

  1. attendance at a Grants Management Seminar (to be held F2F on the 21st March 2024, 7-8pm on Zoom) or online via the learning centre)
  2. the President Elect & President Nominee completing, signing and scanning a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for an award from the District Grant or a Global Grant or both.

(The cooperating organisations MoU is only signed if a third party is involved.)

Link to downloadable forms

Electronic bids for 2023 awards from the District Grant and club MOU’s had to be with the team by the end of May 2023. Deadline for district grant reports is end of May 2024.

Humanitarian Projects

The Humanitarian Grants Programme of the Rotary Foundation provides grants to Rotary clubs and districts to implement humanitarian projects both locally and internationally. All projects supported by grants from The Rotary Foundation must involve the active and personal participation of Rotarians. Many grant funded projects assist in the development of stronger Rotary networks as clubs from different nations work together to address community needs.

District Grant Awards may be used to fund humanitarian projects & do not require a partner Club. Global Grants do require a partner club.

Educational Projects

Educational Projects are an integral part of Rotary's goal to promote world peace, goodwill, and understanding. Such projects include Scholarships, Vocational Training Teams, Rotary Centres for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution, and Rotary Peace and Conflict Studies Programme.

Educational projects may be funded by either District Grant Awards or Global Grants.

Global Grants

Global Grants now replace what were previously known as Matching Grants.

Global Grants will only be awarded for projects requesting a minimum award from The Rotary Foundation of US $15,000 (which equates to a project with a minimum value of US $30,000). 

The programme is designed to have clubs in different countries share their resources and work together.

Successful projects have their funding 'matched' by 

  1. the District Designated Fund and then 
  2. The Rotary Foundation - World Fund: 
    Club monies are matched on a 0.5:1 (50%) basis   
    Pre-approved District Designated Funds included in the project are matched on a 1:1 (100%) basis.

For Global Grant purposes England, N. Ireland, Scotland and Wales, are separate countries. Ireland (Eire) is of course an independent country.

Applications for Global Grants may be submitted between July 1 and 31 March each year. Applications are created, developed and, once approved, reported on online. More information may be found at Rotary Grants.

Contact Patrick Tyrrell with queries or requests for assistance with this programme, and to arrange reviewing applications ahead of despatch to The Rotary Foundation.  

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