Each year, the District Governor, the Foundation Committee Chair and  the Grants Subcommittee Chair, determine, and allocate the uses for District Designated Funds (DDF) received from The Rotary Foundation (TRF).

The District Grants Subcommittee (DGSC) then monitors and manages the distribution of these funds, which assist the funding of club projects by way of grants.  The DGSC:

  • Assists the District’s clubs to develop local and international service projects
  • Informs Clubs about The Rotary Foundation Grant opportunities
  • Reviews District Grants for approval and payment
  • Assists Club applications for Global Grants prior to submitting the application to TRF
  • Maintains records of District Designated Fund allocations and Grant approvals encouraging a high level of stewardship over the Foundation Funds.

DGSC Chairman:  Graham Richardson



Humanitarian Grants – Club District Grants (for Local and International projects) are made available to clubs through the District Foundation Committee to support short-term humanitarian projects and scholarships. District Grant projects support the mission of The Rotary Foundation:  “… to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.”

Local Project: $1,000 to $3,000 Matched $ for $ to Club contributions Minimum Project Size $2,000
International Project: $2,000 to $5,000 Matched $ for $ to Club contributions Minimum Project Size $4,000

The document required to apply for a Club District Grant for humanitarian projects can be downloaded from the link:

Humanitarian Grant projects should aim to complete by the end of the current Rotary year.

Low-Level Scholarship Grants –There are 10 Low-Level Scholarship Grants available to clubs in this Rotary year.  Each Scholarship Grant is $1,000 that is to be matched with a $1,000 contribution from the applicant club.

The purpose and guidelines for applying for and administering these grants in conjunction with the school involved are described in the “Guidelines for Low-Level Scholarship Grants” attached to the Application Form.  This form can be downloaded from the link:

Scholarship grant projects will normally complete toward the end of the school year for which they were presented.

Projects Not Complete by Year End – if your project will not complete by the end of the Rotary year you must apply for pre-payment of your approved Grant in June.  When the project is complete, provide a Report as normal practice.  Then, if half the eligible expenses are less than the pre-paid Grant, the difference must be returned.

If the project is not closed by the end of April of the Rotary year after the year in which the Grant was approved, the grant must be returned in full.

In either case, no new Grant Applications of any type from the applicant club will be approved until the outstanding project is closed.

To apply for pre-payment of your incomplete project, download the form from the link:

Reporting – Upon completion of a project, a Club District Grant Report is to be provided, accompanied by copies of invoices/receipts that reconcile with the statement of expenditure in the Report..  The required Report Form can be downloaded from one of the links:


Global Grants

 The DGSC will assist Clubs to develop and fund international humanitarian service projects in co-operation with Rotarians in another country.

  • Applications must be referred to the Grants Committee before commencing the (RI Website) on-line application.
  • The club, whether it be the Host or International partner, must be qualified with their Districts.
  • Up to $10,000 USD of DDF, to be matched by at least an equal contribution of cash from D9810 clubs, may be applied for by referring to the DGSC.
  • The DGSC will review the on-line application to ensure that all financing and governance requirements of TRF are complied with, prior to the on-line application being submitted.
  • The DRFC and club president must authorise the on-line application and the DG and DRFC the use of the District’s DDF for financing the project..

Contact:  DGSC Chair