Our Grants Management Seminars to qualify for 2023-2024 grants (both District and Global) will be held multiple times beginning in August of 2022 and ending March 2023.  The sessions to qualify to be eligible to submit grants or receive a scholar in the Rotary year 2023-2024 will be held in Cornwall (our District's geographical center!) beginning at 12:30pm on the following dates:
English sessions:
Saturday, August 20th
Saturday, December 3rd
Saturday, March 25th
Our French session will be scheduled in late October or November TBD.  Typically, the session is held in the Montreal area.
PLEASE remember to REGISTER for the session you will attend under EVENTS on the Home Page.
Find out more about grants at: https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/grants
For District Grants in Rotary year 2023-2024, two of the following must attend a Seminar listed above:  this year's 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 2023-2024, this year's 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 details are available in the 2023-2024 District 7040 Addendum to the left as a downloadable file.
If you have any questions, please contact District Rotary Foundation Chair, Barbara Fisk; Grants Training Chair, PDGBonnie; or District Grants Chair, Peter LaBelle.
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 $30,000US 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 to come.
  • Have your club's Foundation Goals entered into Rotary Club Central for the current year plus achievements To-Date
  • Apply for a Global grant through Rotary.org after District Grants Chair, Peter LaBelle, 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 after 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, Paul Elsley, for more information.  Applications are due no later than 15 April 2023.  Please select the Scholarship tab under Resources above on the right-hand side.  Every applicant must have a Rotary Club Endorsement after the club holds an in-peron interview.  No one can submit information without an Endorsement from a club in District 7040.
  • 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.