Getting Started and Following the Steps
WHAT ARE DISTRICT GRANTS?
District Grants may be used for local community or international projects. They are intended for smaller projects; completion within twelve months and do not require an international partner, but still require active Rotarian involvement.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Any qualified Rotary Club in District 6970 in good standing with the district and Rotary International. Good standing means RI and District dues are current and there are no delinquent reports on previous grants. Grants are competitive and applications usually exceed the total amount of available funds. Awards are dependant on the availability of Funds.
District grants offer clubs and districts flexibility in carrying out activities supporting the Foundation Mission. Districts are encouraged to distribute these grant funds for relatively short-term activities, either local or international. In District 6970, District Grants must be completed by April 1st. While not required, clubs are encouraged to support the Six Areas of Focus in their grant project selection.
Districts can request up to 50% of their District Designated Fund (DDF) in one annual block grant. Historically, District 6970 has always requested the full 50% of available DDF, for use with District Grants. The District Share Committee reviews all District Grant applications as members of the District Grant Committee and makes District Grant award decisions.
What are the requirements of a District Grant?
- District Grant projects must promote Rotary Awareness;
- District Grant projects must require active Rotarian involvement;
- District Grant Funds must benefit at least six individuals except in the case of scholarships; provide a service to persons in need and/or be for a humanitarian purpose (i.e. to improve the health, safety, or well-being of the citizens of a community);
- District Grant projects must adhere to the fund management and stewardship guidelines as set out in the Club Memorandum of Understanding (MOU);
- District Grant projects must be short term in nature and completed by April 1st;
- District Grant projects may be carried out in any country including non-Rotary countries, with the exception of Iran, North Korea and any countries added by TRF;
- All projects must be publicly identified as a Rotary Project;
- District Grant projects must not directly benefit a Rotarian, an employee of a club, district or other Rotary entity or of Rotary International, or a spouse, lineal descendant, a spouse of a lineal descendant, or an ancestor of any living Rotarian or Rotary employee;
- District Grant Funds should not be used for existing projects, or used to reimburse applicants for projects already initiated or completed, or fund the operational expenses of another organization;
- District Grant Funds must not be used to fund the on-going projects of a Rotary club or district. (This does not preclude the replication of successful projects that will benefit additional communities or extended to new groups of people);
- Qualifying: Clubs and districts must be qualified. Read and Review: Qualifying for a Grant (pdf)
- Executing Memorandum of Understanding: Download the MOU (doc)
- Executing Terms and Conditions: Projects must meet the eligibility requirements described in the Terms and Conditions for Rotary Foundation Grants. Download and Execute: Terms and Conditions of District and Global Grants (pdf)
- Applying: Complete online District Grant Application. Go to: DaCdb the Grants Tab, or link directly to it from this website.
- Making Final Report: Clubs must submit a final report to the District upon expenditure of the grant funds and completion of the project. Receipts for expenditures including final bank statement must be included with the report. Receipts and statements should be scanned and ploaded when completing the final report on the DaCdb website, grants tab.
Applying for a District Grant
District grant applications are submitted through: