District & Global Grants
Chair
Alex Kruczaj
Blayney Rotary
Ph: 0411 265 658
02 6368 3181
 


The Rotary Foundation has changed how they structure grants (previously known as Future Vision). The new system focuses on three grant types - district, global and packaged. It is both more efficient and sustainable, and will help us make a greater impact around the globe.

For an updated presentation on the new system see this link from our website, at http://www.clubrunner.ca/Data/9700//HTML/190798//NewRotaryFoundationApproach_Website2013-14.pdf

District Grants


WHAT ARE DISTRICT GRANTS?
District grants fund smaller, short-term activities that address needs in both your local community and communities worldwide. Each district gets to choose which activities it will fund with these grants.
You can use district grants to fund a variety of activities, including:
  • Humanitarian projects, including service travel and disaster recovery efforts
  • Scholarships for any level, length of time, location, or area of study
  • Vocational training of any team size or timespan 
Districts and Clubs must be qualified before they can administer district grants (see file to download in the "Download" frame on the left of this story).


HOW DO I APPLY FOR A DISTRICT GRANT? 

To apply for a district grant, please submit your funding request on the application form provided on this website, directly to your District Rotary Foundation Grants Chair (and not The Rotary Foundation), which administers and distributes the grant funds.

Applications from Clubs for grants for the 2018-19 Rotary year must be submitted by 1st April 2018. The Word document for your Application is in the "Download" frame on the left of this story
HOW ARE DISTRICT GRANTS FUNDED?

Districts may use up to 50 percent of their District Designated Fund to receive one District Grant annually. Districts receive this funding as a lump sum, which they can then distribute to the various clubs that were successful in application for a district grant.

GLOBAL GRANTS

WHAT ARE GLOBAL GRANTS?  

 

Global grants support large international activities with sustainable, measurable outcomes in one or more of the six areas of focus.
Global grants must:
  • Be an international partnership between a Rotary club or district in the country where the activity takes place and a Rotary club or district outside of that country
  • Be sustainable and include plans for long-term success after the global grant funds have been spent
  • Include measurable goals that are demonstrated through progress reports
  • Align with one of our six areas of focus
  • Respond to real community needs
  • Include active participation from both Rotarians and community members
  • Have a minimum budget of US$30,000
  • Meet the eligibility requirements in the grants terms and conditions
You can use global grants to fund:
  • Humanitarian projects that support the goals of one or more of the areas of focus
  • Scholarships for graduate-level academic studies that relate to one or more of the areas of focus
  • Vocational training teams, which are groups of professionals traveling abroad either to learn more about their profession or teach local professionals about a particular field

HOW DO I APPLY FOR A GLOBAL GRANT?

The Rotary Foundation accepts global grant applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. Before a district or club can apply for a grant, it has to complete the qualification process. Once your club or district is qualified, you can apply for a global grant through the online tool.

HOW ARE GLOBAL GRANTS FUNDED?

Global grants are funded with a combination of District Designated Funds or cash contributions and matching funds from The Rotary Foundation’s World Fund. The World Fund will match 100 percent of District Designated Funds and/or 50 percent of cash contributions. The minimum award amount from the World Fund is US$15,000, which means that the minimum project budget is $30,000.

Packaged Grants

WHAT ARE PACKAGED GRANTS?

Packaged grants have been predesigned by Rotary and our strategic partners. The activities they fund are similar to those funded by global grants in many ways—they support our areas of focusand can include scholarships, humanitarian projects, and vocational training—but the work of designing the activity’s general framework has already been done.
This allows Rotarians to focus their talents and energies on bringing the project to life. With a packaged grant, your role could include:
  • Assessing community needs and identifying those who could benefit from a project
  • Selecting and mentoring scholars
  • Assembling teams of professionals for peer-based training
  • Providing technical expertise or direct service
  • Promoting and publicizing activities
  • Monitoring and evaluating the project

HOW DO I APPLY FOR A PACKAGED GRANT?

The Rotary Foundation accepts packaged grant applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. Before a district or club can apply, it must complete the qualification process.

WHAT PACKAGED GRANTS ARE AVAILABLE?

Five types of packaged grants, described below, are currently available. As we transition into our new grant system, we’ll be steadily increasing these opportunities to include a wide range of projects and activities, locations, and levels of Rotarian involvement.

Health educators training & nursing scholarships

Aga Khan University and The Rotary Foundation offer two packaged grants in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda: the first provides training to health educators and the second offers scholarships to nursing and midwifery students at the university’s East Africa campuses.

Developing local entrepreneurs

In this packaged grant with strategic partner Oikocredit, Rotarians collaborate with microfinance institutions in their own communities to develop programs that help increase the impact of microcredit lending.

Vocational training and medical service

This packaged grant with Mercy Ships helps assemble vocational training teams of medical professionals to work aboard the state-of-the-art hospital ship Africa Mercy, to deliver free, world-class health care, capacity building, and sustainable development to those without access in the developing world.

Water and sanitation scholarships

This packaged grant provides scholarships for graduate students at UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft, The Netherlands. The institution is the largest postgraduate water education institution in the world and aims to tackle the world’s water and sanitation crisis.

HOW ARE PACKAGED GRANTS FUNDED?

Packaged grants are funded by the World Fund and the strategic partner for the grant.