Foundation Grants for Service Projects

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Copy of Presentation used at District Assembly 2010 - Service Project Breakouts


  • 1. Assembly presentations will be available at Rotary District 1010 - Scotland North

2. Foundation grants for service projects 3. 36 clubs over the last 3 years why not your club?

  • Foundation is Rotary in action as an international humanitarian aid and education organisation
  • Everything it does starts with a club
  • Foundation is a support mechanism foryour clubsservice projects
  • 36 clubs have benefited from Foundation grants over the last three years

4. Foundation in a nutshell

  • Essentially Foundation is a mutual fund mechanism for channelling funds donated by all clubs towards club service projects
  • It assists clubs in implementing service projects which require funds beyond their own resources
  • Projects must involve Rotarians in service and focus on a humanitarian issue

5. What can be funded with grants

  • What grants can fund (not a complete list)
  • Equipment, materials and trainingfor health and education
  • Infrastructure water, sanitation
  • Educational projects
  • Disability aids
  • Days out, respite, home support
  • Amenity improvements (but the humanitarian purpose and beneficiary group need to be clear)

6. Types of grants

  • Matching grants
  • District simplified grants

7. Matching grants

  • international projects involving a partner club in the host country

8. Matching Grants 2009 Cupar Nepal Water infrastructure Blairgowrie India Limb camp project Dunfermline Rawalpindi Equipment for a health centre Elgin an others Nepal Water supply Dundee Sri Lanka Artificial limbs Auchterarder S Africa School computer equipment and furniture Montrose Kenya Library equipment for Nyumbani St Andrews Kilrymont Cameroun Water harvesting for a school Aberdeen Kenya Child mortality training Aberdeen Deeside Uganda Water harvesting at a health centre Total project value: $m 9. Blairgowrie - Calcutta

  • Low cost artificial limb fitting (Jaipur limbs) centres in West Bengal and Bihar

10. Elgin - Nepal

  • Project to bring clean water and sanitation to remote villages location Nepane

11. Dundee Sri Lanka

  • Fitting artificial limbs from a centre in Kandy

12. St Andrews Kilrymont - Cameroun

  • Provision of a borehole and natural sewage treatment for the Mandoula Primary School and village

13. Aberdeen - Nairobi

  • Training and equipment for improved neo-natal care

14. Montrose Nyumbani project

  • Fitting out and computer equipment for the education centre at the Nyumbani village orphanage

15. Auchterarder South Africa

  • Computer equipment for the Kwasa education centre at Daggafontein

16. District simplified grant projects

  • smaller grants
  • may be local or international
  • do not requirepartner club

17. Oldmeldrum Rotakids

  • Equipment for Rotakids to help clean up a local park

18. Dundee

  • Assistance towards the cost of providing horse riding for disable people at the Brae riding Centre

19. Kirkcaldy

  • Library equipment for a school for the blind and partially sited in Arusha, Tanzaniain

20. North Fife

  • Clean water using a roof water harvesting system for a school in Kigali, Rwanda

21. Dundee

  • Home starter packs made up from recycled furniture and household items

22. Young carers Forres and Fife

  • Giving a break to young people who care for their families

23. West Fife

  • Sensory garden in Valleyfield

Earlier sensory garden project in Perth 24. 25. Anne Forster RC of Oldmeldrum 26. What is Rota Kids ?

    • The youngest section of Rotary
    • Who? Children of Primary school age
    • Aims?
    • To introduce Rotary ideals of service to the children
    • To help them Make a Difference

27. The Rotary Family

  • Rotary Age 30+

Rotaract Age 18 - 30 RotaKids Age 8 - 12 Interact - Age 12 - 18 28. What are the benefits of Rota Kids ?

    • To the school
    • To the pupils
    • To the community

29. Establishing a Rota KidsClub

    • Needs commitment from the school and theparticipating teachers.
    • Teachers need to contribute ideas
    • The Rotary Club will follow the staff's lead and provide support.
    • RotaKids will be involved in choosing projects

30. TheRota KidsPledge

  • As a RotaKid, I promise:
  • To be fair to all
  • To serve my community
  • To show respect for others

31. Tarves Rota Kids

    • Concept floated 2008
    • Tarves Primary School
    • 16 members, 50% of P6 & 7 classes
    • School KO Sept 2009
    • Club chartered March 2010
    • Sponsoring Rotary Club: Oldmeldrum

32. Responsibilities (Rotary)

    • Oversee the establishment of the new club.
    • Participate in events and club meetings
    • Financial support is at the discretion of the local Rotary Club
    • Comply with school policies

33. Potential Projects 34. Tarves RotaKids wearpurplehair to show they care 35. RotaKids run Easter bonnet parade and competition at Oldmeldrum Rotary Easter Egg Hunt 36. Still to happen

  • Local heritage video
  • Litter pick up
  • Tesco school vouchers
  • Thank you letters

37. Interact Rotary District 1010 38.

  • Interact is Rotary for 12 18 years olds
  • Interact Clubs are school-based or community-based
  • Clubs are sponsored by a Rotary Club and are self-governing
  • Members undertake two projects peryear, one local and one international


  • 10,700 Clubs in over 100 countries with over 200,000 young people involved
  • An opportunity for young people to contribute to our goals of service, international understanding and fellowship
  • Serious fun


  • New Generations: 5 thAvenue of Service
  • Part of Rotary's core mission to enhance life opportunities for young people
  • Helps develop the Rotarians of the future
  • Opportunities for Rotarians to give active enjoyable service
  • Brings Rotary closer to communities


  • To demonstrate citizenship and to make a difference
  • To gain leadership, project management and teamwork skills
  • To learn vocational skills
  • all of which help them to progress to a job or further/higher education
  • To learn more about the world
  • To make new friends and have fun


  • 9 new Interact clubs formed!
  • 14 active Interact Clubs in District 1010
  • Lots of fantastic local and international service projects
  • Scope for a district Interact Rally in 2010


  • Identify a small group of Rotarians as a support group
  • Secure interest from a school
  • Present to target audience of pupils
  • Form interest group of pupils
  • Oversee election of officers
  • Support Club to get started with projects
  • Complete paperwork
  • Hold inaugural ceremony


  • Publicise success
  • Encourage involvement of younger members
  • Hold AGM and elect officers before end of school year
  • Request opportunity to present at assemblies before end of school year
  • .. If all else fails start again in new school year


  • Janet Lowe
  • District Interact Officer
  • [email_address]

46. Youth Exchange Officer Presentation Bill Wheeler Rotary District 1010 - Scotland North 47.

  • Provides young people with the opportunity to experience cultures other than their own
  • Gives participants a broader view of the world and a deeper understanding of themselves
  • Develops leadership and communication skills in youth
  • Advances international understanding and world peace

Rotary District 1010 - Scotland North 48.

  • Youth Exchange is one of Rotary Internationals structured programs :
    • to help clubs and d