Our Grants Management Seminars to qualify for 2020-2021 grants (both District and Global) will be held 6 times beginning in August of 2019 and ending during the District Training Assembly afternoon sessions in March 2020, in Cornwall.
 
Please register for whichever of the offerings fits your schedule on the Home Page under EVENTS...see you there!
  • Saturday, August 24th at 1pm, immediately following the Foundation/International Service quarterly meeting at the Cornwall Lions' Hall in St. Andrew's.  
  • Saturday, October 5th at 10am in Dorval with sessions in both French as well as English at Assante Capital Management, 2020 Trans-Canada Highway-Suite 200.
  • Sunday, November 2nd in Clayton (NY) at the Harbor Hotel, after the 2019 District Conference, beginning at 9:30am.
  • Saturday, December 7th at 1pm, immediately following the Foundation/International Service quarterly meeting in Kemptville.
  • Saturday, March 14th at 1pm, immediately following the Foundation/International Service quarterly meeting at the Cornwall Lions' Hall in St. Andrew's.  
  • As a double session at the District Training Assembly on Sunday afternoon, March 29th at the NAV Centre in Cornwall.
Find out more about grants at: https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/grants
 
QUALIFICATION HAS CHANGED
For District Grants in Rotary year 2020-2021, two of the following must attend a Seminar listed above:  sitting President, President-Elect (if not the sitting President), Treasurer (Club or Project), Community Service Chair, Foundation Chair, International Service Chair.
For Global Grants in Rotary year 2020-2021, the sitting President and two of the following must attend a Seminar listed above:  President-Elect (if not the sitting President), Treasurer (Club or Project), Foundation Chair, International Service Chair or Project Lead.
Full detail are available in the 2020-2021 Ditrict 7040 Addendum.
 
GRANT REQUIREMENTS
Rotary members must be actively involved in all grants, and all projects must comply with the Terms and Conditions for Rotary Foundation District Grants and Global Grants (the MOU your current President and President-Elect sign at the qualification seminar).
 
YOUR PROJECT MUST:
  • Have a long-term, sustainable impact including activities that clearly fit into one of Rotary’s Areas of Focus; for Global Grants, an investment of at least $30,000 within a community is required.
  • Address an important need identified by the community itself by the Host Rotary Club (not a D7040 club) which is called the Community Assessment Tool.
  • Strengthen the community’s capacity to meet its own needs for years.
 
FOR GLOBAL GRANTS YOU MUST:
  • Apply for a Global grant through Rotary.org after District Grants Chair, PDGBette Miller, gives you the go-ahead
  • Actively involve the benefiting community in the project
  • Partner with a club in another country (your club is the International Partner)
  • Qualify your club for global grants every year (attend any of the above seminar dates) while the project is taking shape until the Final Report is approved by TRF.
  • Develop a project plan that includes a budget and a financial management plan
  • Measure progress toward the outcome as evidenced in your annual reports compared to the Community Assessment Tool submitted with your application
  • Stay up-to-date in reporting for all active grants (annual reports and Final Report within 60 days of conclusion)
ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES:
Global grants support international activities within Rotary’s 6 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. 
  • Scholarships fund international graduate-level study by people seeking a career within an area of focus. Contact District Rotary Foundation Chair, PDGKatie Burke for more information.  Applications are due no later than 15 April 2020.  Please select the Scholarship tab under Resources above on the right-hand side.
POINTS TO REMEMBER: If you’re thinking about applying for a global grant and your club is qualified to do so, be sure that your project meets the criteria for global grants. Global grant activities must be supported by the benefiting community and led by Rotary members of both clubs (Host and International), and they must have measurable results creating an impact that will continue after the grant funds have been spent, all based on the original Community Assessment Tool.