Why not apply for a Rotary Foundation District Grant?


Why not apply for a Rotary Foundation District Grant?

(Formerly ‘District Simplified Grant’)

In 2013-14 under the new Foundation Future Vision Program, it is easy to apply for a District Grant, and there is more money available than ever before, in fact, a total of $40,000 for D9650.  Decisions will be made at District level rather than by RI.  Here are the details:

1. District Grants — Within Australia (DGA)

  • Are for smaller local community projects
  • Require active Rotarian participation
  • Minimum grant of $1,000 per project, and a maximum of $4,000 per club


2. District Grants — International (DGI)

  • Are for international projects that do not qualify for a Global Grant (ie projects with a budget total of less than $30,000)
  • Require an international partner that can be a Rotary District, a Rotary club or a third party


3. District Grants- Scholarships (DGS)

  • Are for scholarships to be awarded by clubs to students at any level of education
  • Must be a new scholarship and not one previously supported by the club.


Here’s what to do:

  1. Consult the D9650 Rotary Foundation Grant Management Manual for 2013-14, (especially P1-2 and P7-9) which can be downloaded from the District website in the Foundation section, for more details.
  2. Complete the application form, also on the District website, either in writing or on your computer.
  3. Send to PDG Jo Wilkin by the end of October
  4. Consult either PDG Ken Hall (Foundation Chair Ph 6761 7024) or PDG Jo Wilkin (Grants Committee Ph 6842 8277) if you have any questions that are not answered in the quite comprehensive Grant Management Manual.

Just think of what your club could do with $4,000!!