Global Grants Committee


  District Global Grants Chair Bill Hellyer

  Ian Grant 



Rotary Foundation Global Grants 

Global grants support large international projects with sustainable, high-impact outcomes in the six areas of focus that correspond to the Foundation's mission.

Areas of focus:

1. Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
2. Disease prevention and treatment
3. Water and sanitation
4. Maternal and child health
5. Basic education and literacy
6. Economic and community development

Applying for Global Grants 

The District or any club in District 5040 wishing to apply for a Global grant must first submit a Grant Proposal to the Rotary Foundation. The proposal is to be submitted electronically online via Member Access on the Rotary International website and is to include:

1. Host and International Sponsor Information
2. Community Needs
3. Brief Description of Activity or Project.
4. Area of Focus
5. Sustainability and Measurability
6. Approximate Budget
7. General Financing

A copy of the proposal should be sent to the District Global Grants chair,  to ensure appropriate grant management and allocation of funds. 

There is no deadline for the submission of global grant applications. Proposals and applications for global grants are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Proposals and applications pending at the end of the Rotary year will remain available for completion into the new year.

Global Grants offer clubs and districts the opportunity to participate in strategically focused, high impact, activities within the six areas of focus established by The Rotary Foundation.
The minimum total budget for a global grant project is US$30,000.
Clubs apply directly to The Rotary Foundation. Global Grant projects are done in partnership with at least one other Rotary club or district in another country.
Applications may be submitted at any time during the year and grant awards are made throughout the year.
To download just click on the image or CLICK HERE: “ A Guide to Global Grants
The district is responsible for ensuring clubs have taken  Global Grant Training and signed the MOU which qualify clubs to apply for a Global Grant.  However, the district does not handle applications for Global Grants or oversee the management of the grants.  A comprehensive guide to Global Grants is available on the Rotary International Website.   As all matters related to Global Grants are handled directly by The Rotary Foundation, you will need to manage a grant application through the Rotary International website.
Global Grant Resources on My Rotary A comprehensive guide to Global Grants is also available on the Rotary International website.   By going to this area of the RI website you will also be in the work area for applying and managing a Global Grants.  It's good to become familiar with this area of the RI website.