District and Global Grants
District 9520 is qualified to offer grants under the Humanitarian Grants program.


The Foundation District Grants Committee comprises:

Helen Charles
PDG Jerry Casburn  (District Rotary Foundation Chair)
  trfrotary9520@gmail.com                         Ph: 0407 646 396 
Carola Sanders
  sanders@adam.com.au                             Ph: 0412 632 658  

Please let the District committee know if you are interested in Grants.  They are able to assist.

1. Global Grants

Global grants support international activities within Rotary’s areas of focus:
  • Humanitarian projects provide sustainable, measurable outcomes that address real community needs.
  • Vocational training builds skills within a community through targeted educational programs or by supporting teams of professionals who travel abroad to build their own capacity or the capacity of the community they visit. Learn more about vocational training teams.
  • Scholarships fund international graduate-level study by people seeking a career within an area of focus. Read the Global Grant Scholarships Supplement for more information.

2. District Grants 

District grants fund small-scale, short-term activities that address needs in your community and communities abroad. Each district chooses which activities it will fund with these grants. You can use district grants to fund a variety of district and club projects and activities. 
Grant applications can be mailed to districtgrants.rotary9520@gmail.com 
For detailed guidelines on applying for and managing District Grants CLICK HERE.

More information can be found from our District's TRF committee (details above) or on Rotary International's website https://www.rotary.org/en/about-rotary/rotary-foundation.

How are these Grants Funded?

The DDF that a district has available is the result of gifts made by donors in that district three years prior. This three-year funding cycle allows the funds to be invested so the earnings can pay for administrative and fund development costs. It also allows the district to plan how to allocate the DDF that will become available.
There are three options for spending DDF:
  • Global Grants — DDF allocated to this type of grant is matched dollar for dollar by the World Fund.
  • District grants — DDF allocated to this type of grant is used as a block grant with a maximum award amount, which is calculated each year based on a percentage of the funds available that year.
  • Donations — DDF allocated for PolioPlus or the Rotary Peace Centers, for example, will be considered a donation.
If the district has a remaining balance of funds at the end of the Rotary year, the funds roll forward and add to the following year’s DDF amount.



The Rotary Foundation has strict eligibility criteria for all Humanitarian Grants. Any club which forwards an application that is deemed ineligible will be informed immediately. 

Additionally, the following factors may be considered:

  •  Humanitarian worthiness – is this project meeting a NEED or a WANT?
  •  Innovation – how does the project meet a community need?
  •  Rotarian Involvement – are Rotarians personally involved, or are they just handing over a cheque?
  •  Value of dollars spent – how many people will benefit directly and indirectly?
  •  Longevity – will there be a long term benefit once the project is completed?
  •  Club financial contribution – has the club also raised funds for the project?

How does my Club apply?

1. Complete the Club Memorandum of Understanding.
2. District grant – read the guidelines and complete the project proposal form Project Proposal form. (All of the required District Grant documents can be downloaded in this single zipped file - D9520 District Grant Docs.)
3. Global grant  - go on line at Rotary.org and complete the on-line registration and project proposal form.

For further information please contact Foundation Chair PDG Jerry Casburn.

Reporting Obligations:

Successful applicants are required to submit a simple report. If projects are not completed by the due date, a progress report will be required, with a final report due on project completion.
IMPORTANT: Any club that has not satisfactorily met reporting obligations on previous grants may be ineligible for the future grants.