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The Rotary District 1090 Peace Committee invites applications for small Peace Grants from clubs in D1090.
We have some funds in the grants account that have built up over the last few years. Some of this is the surplus from Paul Harris Fellow lunches, some is a small unrestricted donation.
£3,500 in this account has been allocated for local peace projects in 2020/21. The aim is to encourage clubs to think about the possibility of local projects that would fit under the Peace & Conflict Resolution Area of Focus.
Clubs may apply for a grant of £500 up to £1,000. This should be matched 1:1 by club funds.
Funds can be used to work with local non-Rotary partners such as police, schools, health centres, youth groups, refugee groups, churches and charities (this is not an exhaustive list). Pilot projects that might lead to larger projects are encouraged. Funds could be used to cover, for example, the costs of meetings, focus groups or facilitators. Alternatively, there might be pilot scheme activities that could be trialled. The projects could be a continuation or development of current activities or a brand new idea.
Many activities have moved online during the covid19 pandemic. Projects that are fully or partly online are also eligible for grants.
All clubs in Rotary District 1090 are eligible to apply. Grant values will not depend on the club’s contributions to the Rotary Foundation Annual Fund(*), but if successful, a club that does not currently give to the Annual Fund would be expected to commit to doing so in future years.
* District grants awarded using the D1090 District Designated Fund (ie our ‘standard’ district grants) continue to be based on a club’s giving to the Annual Fund.
Application forms should be submitted as MS Word documents, attached to an email, and sent to Karen Eveleigh, D1090 Rotary Foundation Chair Karen.email@example.com
Deadline: Sunday 11th October 2020.
Applications will be assessed by members of the D1090 Peace Committee and Grants Committee. Grants will be announced before 31st October 2020.
Download the guidelines (the same as the text above).
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