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District Grants applications for 2021-22 are now open

The 2021 – 2022 round of District Grants are currently open for applications from Rotary Clubs in District 9780.  District Grants support small scale local and international projects, scholarships, vocational training teams, and related travel that conform to the mission of The Rotary Foundation..  See https://my.rotary.org/en/take-action/apply-grants/district-grants for more detail.
The District grant will match funds contributed to the project up to maximum of AU$3,000 per club funded on a 1:1 basis.   If applications are received for funds greater than the amount of District Designated Funds available, the awarding of grants will be on a competitive basis assessed against District 9780 criteria.
Due to the COVID-19 situation the only way for clubs to qualify is for a member to take the  Grant Management Seminar this year on-line at the RI Learning Center. https://learn.rotary.org/members/learn/lp/101/Grant%2520Management%2520Seminar
 
If you cannot use the link to access the Grant management Seminar
Log onto to MyRotary
Click onto Learning and Reference
Click onto the Learning Center
In the search field, type in Grants
The GMS will appear.
 
Before applying for a District Grant send a copy of the GMS completion certificate and the current MOU documents signed by both the Club President for 2020-21 and incoming President for 2021-22 to the DGSCC as per the address below.
 
Application documents and the MOU can be found at https://bit.ly/3bb20Br and further information may be obtained from the District Grants Sub-Committee Chair PP Paul Barrett by email, paul.barrett@rotary9780.org
 
The Timeline for application/approval/funding of the District Grants for Rotary year 2021-22 is as follows.
  • Applications Close 15th April 2021
  • Applications reviewed by May 31st 2021
  • Block grant application made to TRF in May/June 2021
  • Club’s notified of results in June 2021
  • Funds should be available on 1st July 2021.
    No expenditure should be committed before being notified of the outcome of the grant application as any expenditure prior to the grant being approved is not eligible for reimbursement.
  • Reports must be received at the latest by 31st of May of the Rotary year the grant is provided for.
  • Reimbursement of the funds expended on a 1:1 basis to the grant maximum will occur on receipt of a complete report.
 
Report and claim forms for District Grants approved in the 2020-2021 Rotary Year can be downloaded from https://bit.ly/2IfmgWC   
 
If you have any questions please contact DGSCC Paul Barrett at paul.barrett@rotary9780.org