D1040 Foundation Committee - At a Glance

D1040 Foundation Committee – at a glance

We often talk of "Rotary Charities", forgetting that "Foundation" is only another word for "Charity". Rotary has ONE charity - it's own charity, our own charity, and that charity is THE ROTARY FOUNDATION.

Remember, also, that half of everything given to The Rotary Foundation comes back to the donating district three years later and is available for clubs in the district to use in their community and international work. 50% of money given to Foundation comes back to us for us to use, three years later; it is money lent, not money given away.

The Committee comprises Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Grants Sub-Committee Chair plus three members, Scholars Officer, Polio Officer, Peace Fellows Officer and Webmaster. Meetings are held three or four times a year.

Because of the need for accountability, all District Foundation Committees are required to have a treasurer and to administer the award of Foundation Grants according to strict rules. Detailed information about the different types of grants and the process and timescale for applications can be found here.

D1040 contains several universities and so often welcomes incoming Rotary scholars funded in part by grants made to clubs in their sending districts. More information about hosting in D1040 and about grants for outgoing scholars is here.

D1040 is proud to be the home of a Rotary Peace Centre. The Division of Peace Studies at the University of Bradford is one of only six Rotary Peace Centres in the world, and hosts around ten Rotary Peace Fellows each year. More information about Peace Fellows can be found here.

Up to date information about the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (PolioPlus) is here.

The Webmaster tries to prepare a Newsletter every two months. The latest Newsletter also appears on the Home page of the District Foundation Committee webpages, with earlier editions remaining available in the Newsletter Archive. The Newsletter is also emailed to anyone who has signed up for it by contacting the Webmaster by clicking this link.

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