Grants Overview
How would you like to double your club money with a District Service Grant or triple it with a Global Grant?
There are three types of grants:
  1. Smaller (no lower limit) one-year District Service Grants
  2. Larger ($30K minimum project size) multi-year Global Grants
  3. Packaged Grants (information found on the Rotary International website)
District Service Grants (DSGs):  All the information (including DSG application) that is needed comes from the District 5190 website.  Pertinent links are included on the links listed to the left of this page.  The DSG is limited to one year (see “Timeline” link) and is available to “Qualified Clubs” (see link).  DSG international projects need an in-country Rotary host partner and will be limited to those that can reasonably be completed within the Rotary year (see “Timeline” link).    All DSG applications are funded on a first-come-first-served basis for those that are complete and meet the District and TRF requirements. These applications must be filled out on the computer using the Club Runner application that can be accessed by clicking HERE

Any reference to “District Grants” mentioned on the Rotary International website or in TRF Terms and Conditions refers to the District Block Grant which comes to the District and is used to fund District Service Grants.  
Important notes:  When clicking “Submit a Grant Request” button, you are agreeing to the Terms & Conditions.  Online applications can be entered and edited multiple times by the same Primary Contact. 
For 2019-20: The District match for a single or multi-Club DSG is 1:1 up to $2000 maximum, with each club in a multi-Club project receiving the match.  Projects may now include travel to complete a Community Needs Assessment for a Global Grant and travel to or participation in a Project Fair to find project partners.  For District Scholarships, Clubs provide $1000 or more and the District matches with a flat $2000.  Maximum District matching funds for 2019-20 are $2000 plus Bonus DDF Allocation, including all projects and scholarships. The Primary Contact (one who fills out online application) is responsible for completing the application, overseeing the project, and submitting a timely Final Report (including receipts).  Please see 2019-20 D5190 Grants Policies, Timeline, Bonus DDF allocation for full details.
Global Grants:  These are larger, multi-year projects that require partners in two countries.  These projects must be sustainable, fit in one or more of the Areas of Focus policies, must have measurable outcomes that meet defined needs identified by the benefitting community.  All applications are entered on the RI website in the Grant Center and grants may be applied for at any time by qualified Clubs.  Both the District and TRF match Club funds.  TRF makes the final approval of the project and tracks the reporting requirements.  Annual reports are required for the life of the project.  
Rotary Manual 1000-EN is the resource for the Global Grants. 
Packaged Grants:  These fund up to 10 scholarships each year for students in a master's program on water and sanitation at the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft, Netherlands. Rotary Clubs or Districts select candidates already admitted to the program.  The Scholarships are funded entirely by the Foundation and UNESCO-IHE.

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