What are packaged grants?
Packaged grants have been predesigned by Rotary and our strategic partners. The activities they fund are similar to those funded by global grants in many ways—they support our areas of focus and can include scholarships, humanitarian projects, and vocational training—but the work of designing the activity’s general framework has already been done.
This allows Rotarians to focus their talents and energies on bringing the project to life. With a packaged grant, your role could include:
- Assessing community needs and identifying those who could benefit from a project
- Selecting and mentoring scholars
- Assembling teams of professionals for peer-based training
- Providing technical expertise or direct service
- Promoting and publicizing activities
- Monitoring and evaluating the project
How do I apply for a packaged grant?
The Rotary Foundation accepts packaged grant applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. Before a district or club can apply, it must complete the qualification process.
What packaged grants are available?
Five types of packaged grants, described below, are currently available. As we transition into our new grant system, we’ll be steadily increasing these opportunities to include a wide range of projects and activities, locations, and levels of Rotarian involvement.
Health educators training & nursing scholarships
Aga Khan University and The Rotary Foundation offer two packaged grants in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda: the first provides training to health educators and the second offers scholarships to nursing and midwifery students at the university’s East Africa campuses.
Developing local entrepreneurs
In this packaged grant with strategic partner Oikocredit, Rotarians collaborate with microfinance institutions in their own communities to develop programs that help increase the impact of microcredit lending.
Vocational training and medical service
This packaged grant with Mercy Ships helps assemble vocational training teams of medical professionals to work aboard the state-of-the-art hospital ship Africa Mercy, to deliver free, world-class health care, capacity building, and sustainable development to those without access in the developing world.
Water and sanitation scholarships
This packaged grant provides scholarships for graduate students at UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft, The Netherlands. The institution is the largest postgraduate water education institution in the world and aims to tackle the world’s water and sanitation crisis.
How are packaged grants funded?
Packaged grants are funded by the World Fund and the strategic partner for the grant.