From February 2013, District 9520 can participate in the Future Vision Humanitarian Grants program. This means your Club can now prepare applications for a Global grant project to commence in July 2013.
Please let the District Humanitarian Grants committee know as soon as possible. They are able to assist.
Note that the application process is different to Matching Grants.
The NEW humanitarian grants program comprises:
1. Global Grants (replaces Matching Grants) – for projects over $30,000. Funds are matched by The Rotary Foundation (TRF)..
2. District Grants (replaces District Simplified Grants) – for projects under $30,000 and for vocational team projects. Funds are not matched by TRF. The District will assist your project instead.
More information can be found from our District's TRF committee (Email Here) or on the Future Vision pages of Rotary International's website (Click Here).
For a summary of the instructions and timetable for any remaining Matching Grants and 2 remaining projects seeking Matching Grants (your last chance) - please see attachment.
There is also more information about the previous programs below.
District Simplified Grants
District Simplified Grants are issued by the District Grants Sub-Committee, to support short-term humanitarian projects that benefit the community. Clubs are encouraged to apply for a District Simplified Grant of up to AU$2,000 to support a local or international project.
How are these Grants Funded
Our district is eligible to use up to 20% of our District Designated Fund each year for use in District Simplified Grants. District Designated Funds are allocated annually to each district on a basis of its previous unrestricted giving to the Annual Programs Fund of The Rotary Foundation.
The Rotary Foundation has strict eligibility criteria for all Humanitarian Grants. Any club which forwards an application that is deemed ineligible will be informed immediately. Additionally, the following factors may be considered:
- Humanitarian worthiness – is this project meeting a NEED or a WANT?
- Innovation – how does the project meet a community need?
- Rotarian Involvement – are Rotarians personally involved, or are they just handing over a cheque?
- Value of dollars spent – how many people will benefit directly and indirectly?
- Longevity – will there be a long term benefit once the project is completed?
- Club financial contribution – has the club also raised funds for the project?
How do I apply?
Be on the lookout for a message in the District Governor’s Newsletter. Club secretaries will also be advised, and this web page will be updated.
For further information please contact
Grants Chair Chandra Sluggett
Ph: (08) 8297 1563 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Successful applicants will need to submit a simple report. If projects are not completed by the due date, a progress report will be required, with a final report due on project completion.
IMPORTANT: Any club that has not satisfactorily met reporting obligations on previous grants may be ineligible for the future grants.
Through Matching Grants, The Rotary Foundation matches contributions raised for interntional service projects by Rotary clubs and districts in two or more countries.
The Foundation provides a one-to-one match for District Designated Funds and a US$0.50 match for every new $1 cash contribution. Grant awards range from $5,000 to $200,000.
How do I apply?
An application form can be downloaded from the RI website, at the following link:
The process of completing a Matching Grant Application can be somewhat complicated and daunting, but help is at hand. If you are new to the Matching Grant process, we recommend you also contact District Grants Chair Chandra Sluggett, phone (08) 82971563 or email email@example.com
Chandra is willing and able to guide you through the process, including:
- Checking the project for eligibility
- Requesting an allocation from the District Dedicated Fund
- Working through the calculations which determine your club’s cash contribution, and the DDF and TRF Match available, in respect to the project budget
- Signing off on completed applications prior to submitting them to The Rotary Foundation.
More information is available in The Guide to Matching Grants, link below:
CLICK HERE for a list of Matching Grant projects (Sept 2012)