To participate in any TRF Grant clubs must be qualified each year by completing and filing with the district a Memorandum of Understanding.

DISTRICT GRANTS replace the previously named District Simplified Grants. Applications through Club Runner and the District Website

GLOBAL GRANTS replace the previously named Matching Grants. For a full description and applications go to

DISTRICT GRANTS: One important difference to the previous DSG is that the application is now a two-stage process.  Clubs must submit an outline proposal before applying for the actual grant. The District in turn uses these proposals to determine the amount of District Grant money available for the ensuing Rotary year. The proposal deadline is April 30 of the Rotary year preceding project implementation. The only club projects eligible to apply for District Grant funds are those for which a proposal has been approved. For a full description of District Grants and to obtain proposal and application forms please go to the district web site or contact DGC Doug Burnard

District Grants fund short-term projects and activities, either local or international, which support TRF’s mission.  Clubs submit their funding requests directly to the district which has the responsibility of administering and distributing the funds.

Before applying for a District Grant clubs must complete and file with the district a signed Memorandum of Understanding for each Rotary Year.

The maximum District Grant available to any club in one Rotary year is $2000. A club can receive  more than one District Grant providing the total grant funds do not exceed $2000.

Applying for a District Grant is a two-stage process beginning with an outline proposal that briefly states if the planned project is Local or International, a start and finish date which should be within the Rotary year, the sources of funding and an estimated budget (a fully detailed budget is not required until stage-two of the process).

Proposals must be submitted to the district between January 1 and April 30 of the Rotary year preceding the grant implementation. Following district approval of the proposal the full application must be submitted within six months. 

It is strongly recommended clubs familiarize themselves with The Rotary Foundation Grant Terms and Conditions available at and the district guidelines before submitting a grant proposal.

GLOBAL GRANTS: Clubs which have previously applied for Matching Grants are encouraged to continue their International Humanitarian efforts by applying for a Global Grants. The following provides a brief summary of this grant model.  For full description of Global Grants and complete details of the application process go to  Global Grants are intended to fund large scale International projects and activities that:

·         Align with an area of focus

·         Respond to a need the benefiting community has identified

·         Include active participation of the benefiting community

·         Are designed to enable the community to help itself after the Rotary club or district has concluded its work

·         Have measurable results

The minimum budget for a Global Grant is US$30,000.

Applications can be submitted on-line between July 1 and March 31 at

It is strongly recommended that clubs familiarize themselves with The Rotary Foundation Grant Terms and Conditions available at before submitting a grant application.

District Grants Chair - Myrna Inglis, 
District Rotary Foundation Chair - Martin Ward (PDG 2017-2018),
District Governor - Tony Sheard,
District Governor Elect - David Elliott,
District Governor Nominee - Erin Shankie.