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Rotary Governor Go announces recipient clubs of District Grants

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – THE Rotary Governor of Rotary International District 3870 has announced the recipient clubs in the district who receive their District Grants during the awrdning cermonies held on October 20, 2023.

Governor Gilda “Gigi” Go said the recipient clubs include the following:

Rotary CDO East Urban
RC Carmen Valley
RC CDO Centerpoint
RC CDO Premier
RC Central Bukidnon
Rotary Club Of Gingoog Bay
RC Iligan Maria Cristina
RC Kalayaan Cagayan de Oro
RC Malaybalay
RC Metro Valencia
RC Uptown Iligan

“CONGRATULATIONS to all the Clubs who received their District Grants last night during the Awarding of District Grants,” the Rotary Distict Governor said in her Rotary FB account.

Go said the awarding ceremony was graced by District dignitaries, including DGE Hubert Quiblat, DGN Marlowe Selecios, District Rotary Foundation Chair Manuel “Manny” Along together with Lady Biema; PAG Ruth Ignacio, Chair, Grants Management; PAG Luis Pineda, Chair, Stewardship; and PAG Elaine Sadava, Polio Plus Chair.

She also explained that District grants fund small-scale, short-term activities that address local community needs and even needs of communities abroad. Each district chooses which activities it will fund with these grants. This includes service travel and disaster recovery efforts, Scholarships for any level, length of time, location, or area of study, Youth programs, including Rotary Youth Exchange, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), Rotaract, and Interact, and Vocational training teams (which are groups of professionals who travel abroad either to teach local professionals about their field or to learn more about it themselves).

About District Grants

Rotary District Grants are a fundamental part of Rotary International’s grant system, which supports local and international community service projects carried out by Rotary clubs and districts. These grants provide funding for projects that address pressing needs, make a positive impact in communities, and align with Rotary’s areas of focus.

Here are the key aspects of Rotary District Grants:

Purpose: Rotary District Grants are designed to empower individual Rotary clubs and districts to address local or international needs. They serve as a flexible funding mechanism to support projects, whether they are small community-based initiatives or larger, more ambitious endeavors.

Funding Source: The funding for Rotary District Grants typically comes from the District Designated Fund (DDF), which is a portion of the annual contributions made by Rotarians in the district to The Rotary Foundation.

Eligibility: To apply for and receive Rotary District Grants, a Rotary club must meet specific eligibility requirements set by Rotary International. These requirements may include ensuring that the club has met its financial obligations to The Rotary Foundation and adheres to the organization’s guidelines.

Project Types: District Grants can support a wide range of projects, including but not limited to community development, education, healthcare, clean water and sanitation, and economic development. The projects should align with Rotary’s six areas of focus.

Grant Amount: The amount of funding available for District Grants varies from district to district and depends on the funds available in the District Designated Fund. Clubs and districts need to apply for these grants and are awarded a specific amount based on their project proposal and the funds available.

Project Management: Clubs receiving District Grants are responsible for the management and execution of the project. They must adhere to Rotary’s rules and regulations, ensure financial accountability, and provide progress reports.

Matching Funds: Rotary District Grants often require clubs to match the grant amount with their own contributions or funds raised from other sources. This encourages clubs to be actively involved in funding and implementing the project.

Monitoring and Reporting: Clubs are expected to provide regular updates on the progress of their projects and report on how the grant funds are utilized. Transparency and accountability are essential.

Sustainability: Rotary encourages projects supported by District Grants to be sustainable, meaning they should have a long-term impact even after the grant funds have been expended.

Application Process: To apply for a Rotary District Grant, clubs need to follow their district’s specific application process, which typically involves submitting a detailed project proposal that outlines the project’s objectives, budget, timeline, and expected outcomes.

Global Grants: In addition to District Grants, Rotary also offers Global Grants, which are more substantial grants for international projects that often involve multiple clubs and districts. These grants require a higher level of funding and collaboration.

Rotary District Grants play a crucial role in Rotary International’s efforts to make a positive impact in communities around the world. They enable Rotary clubs to address local and international needs, fostering a spirit of service and goodwill. Keep in mind that the specific rules and regulations regarding Rotary District Grants may evolve, so it’s essential to consult the latest guidelines and contact your local Rotary district for the most up-to-date information. ###

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