Rotary Grants News February 2013

Vocational training team shares expertise with Aga Khan University faculty in Kenya
Members of a vocational training team (VTT) from California, USA, shared their expertise in nursing education last year with faculty of Aga Khan University’s Advanced Nursing Program in Nairobi, Kenya. The training team was funded by a Rotary Foundation packaged grant, which is carried out with a strategic partner. A follow-up survey of AKU’s nursing faculty was planned last month to assess the impact of the assistance provided by the VTT. Read more.

Online grant applications available
Rotarians can now apply online for 2013-14 district, global, and packaged grants from The Rotary Foundation. Rotary staff will begin reviewing these applications on 1 April.

Future Vision training at International Assembly
District governors-elect and district Rotary Foundation committee chairs received training on the new grant model at the International Assembly in January. The training materials are available on learn.rotary.org.

Application deadline for Matching and District Simplified Grants
Rotarians in nonpilot districts may continue submitting applications for Matching and District Simplified Grants until 31 March. After that date, these grants will no longer be available.

2013-14 district grants
District 9140 (Nigeria) submitted the first district grant application for 2013-14 using the new online system. Districts have until 15 May 2014 to submit their 2013-14 district grant applications.

Online pilot system transition
In preparation for the global launch of Future Vision and transition to the new online grant management system, pilot districts should observe the following timeline:

  • Until 31 March, global and packaged grant proposals will be submitted through the current online pilot system, and processed through it no later than 30 June.
  • After 31 March, global and packaged grant applications will be submitted and processed through the new online grant management system.
  • Until 15 May, 2012-13 district grant applications will be submitted through the current system.
  • By 1 July, reporting on all open district, global, and packaged grants from pilot districts will transition to the new online system.

Available 2012-13 packaged grants
Packaged grants with the following strategic partners are available and will be awarded to pilot districts on a first-come, first-served basis:

Additional packaged grant opportunities will be available to all Rotary clubs in 2013-14.


Club qualification

Districts manage the club qualification process using Foundation resources, including grant management seminar materials. Clubs must be qualified each year to apply for a global or packaged grant. However, districts decide whether clubs must be qualified in order to receive district grants.To be qualified, a club must:

Districts may develop additional club qualification requirements, which must be reasonable, achievable, and fair to all clubs. Additional requirements should be included as an addendum to the MOU.

Find out more in Club Qualification for Rotary Foundation Grants FAQs.