Our Grants Management Seminars to qualify for 2021-2022 grants (both District and Global) will be held multiple times beginning in August of 2020 and ending March 13, 2021, in Cornwall.
Please register for the remaining offerings under EVENTS...see you there!
  • Saturday, November 7th at 10:30am in the Montreal area in French as well as English
  • Saturday, November 14th virtually only for those who have completed certain requirements (by invitation only)
  • Saturday, December 5th at 12:30pm immediately following the quarterly International Service/Foundation meeting (if the border is still closed, it will be held virtually)
  • Saturday, March 13th at 12:30pm immediately following the quarterly International Service/Foundation meeting (if the border is still closed, it will be held virtually)
Find out more about grants at: https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/grants
QUALIFICATION HAS CHANGED since last year (2019-2020)
For District Grants in Rotary year 2021-2022, 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 2021-2022, 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 2021-2022 District 7040 Addendum to the left as a downloadable file.
Here are the details:
If you have never attended an IN-PERSON Grants Management Qualification in your current club position or not attended an in-person training within the last 2 years, you will need to attend an in-person training following a quarterly Foundation/International Service meeting on one of the remaining dates:
  • Saturday, December 5th at 1pm
  • Saturday, March 13th at 1pm
These are presented in English. The French in-person training will be held in the Montreal area on Saturday, November 7th at 10am.
If you attended in-person between August 24, 2019 and December 7, 2019, you may qualify in a 2-step method – all online – for 2021-2022 Grants:
  • Go to the Learning Center at www.rotaryinternational.org. Enroll in the 9-module course Grants Management Seminar.  Our District Rotary Foundation Chair (PDGBonnie) receives a weekly report from RI noting who has COMPLETED all 9 modules; there is no need to send her your certificate from each module.  Please complete all 9 modules prior to October 31st.
  • You will be required to attend an online Zoom meeting on Saturday, November 14th at 9am to complete the qualification training for this year’s seminar.  The link will be sent after review of the Learning Center report the first week in November to all who are eligible for this method of qualifying during Rotary year 2020-21.
If you completed all 9 Modules of the Grants Management Seminar in the Learning Center prior to April 30, 2020 AND attended the online LIVE training in April 2020, then you can either take the:
In-Person training following a quarterly Foundation/International Service meeting in August, December or March or the one in the Montreal area on November 7th at 10am (sessions are offered in French and English).
Three online courses in the Learning Center: Grant Management Recertification: ID: E-08WLDV, Advising Planners of Rotary Grants  ID: E-VZORE1 as well as Protecting Personal Data  ID: E-Z1G581 prior to October 24th then attending an online session for review on Saturday, November 14th at Noon.
If you have any questions on all of this information, please contact either District Rotary Foundation Chair, PDGBonnie or District Grants Chair, PDGBette.
For ALL Primary Contact persons & Project Leads on current or proposed Global Grants, there is a new requirement for qualification.  The online session in the Learning Center  which is coming soon on the Foundation C A D R E. We will update all when it becomes available.
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).
  • 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.
  • 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)
Global grants support international activities within Rotary’s 7 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 Scholarship Chair, PDGKatie Burke, for more information.  Applications are due no later than 15 April 2021.  Please select the Scholarship tab under Resources above on the right-hand side.
  • Our District highly encourages key club members and the Project Lead to take the Learning Center webinar on rotary.org: Grant Management Seminar.
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.