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Rotary District 6920
Southeastern Georgia, USA

Global Grants

 

PDG Hamsa Thota
District 6920 Foundation Chair
District Contact for Global Grants  
 Rotary Club of
St. Simons Island

 

Elizabeth Hardin
District Assistant for
Global Grants  
 Rotary Club of

Downtown Macon

 

Previous Presentations & Documents

Previous Matching Grand & Global Grant Projects (ppt)
June 29 District Assembly Presentation (ppt)

Happy Schools project from India (mp4)

2020 Global Grant to District 6920

2020-21 MOU (Memorandum of Understanding)

Guide to Global Grants
 

Six District 6920 Rotary clubs Are supporting Healing Little Hearts Global Grant Project in India
Governor Ed Presnell is happy to inform you that D6920 is partnering with D3150 to fund a new global grant (GG) project, "Healing Little Hearts" in India. 
With a budget of $125,676, the project aims to treat 62 children suffering from Congenital Heart Diseases from economically backward families in the village of Armoor in Telangana, south India and gift them a healthy life. This AMAZING Project comes under the Disease Prevention and Treatment area of focus and will pay all treatment expenses for 
Pediatric Cardiac Surgery or Cath Intervention for 62 children.
This project is made possible with funding from the Rotary
Foundation

The Six D6920 Rotary clubs supporting the Saving Little Hearts GG project in India are

  1. Rotary club of Glennville, sponsor club   $1,000   plus 5% admin fee
  2. Rotary club of Augusta                                $1,000   plus 5% admin fee
  3. Rotary club of Richmond Hill                    $   500   plus 5% admin fee
  4. Rotary club of Savannah,                           $1,000    plus 5% admin fee
  5. Valdosta North Rotary club                       $   300    plus 5% admin fee
  6. West-Chatham Rotary club                        $   250    plus 5% admin fee

 

 

June 2021

Here is a summary of some of the recent global grant projects involving our district, including participating clubs:

Host Partner

Cooperating Organizations

Area of Focus

Project Description

District 6920 Clubs Participating

Guatemala

Guatemala

 

Rotary District 4250

 

Phalarope

Saving Mothers and Children

Midwife Training in Indigenous Areas with Goal of Reducing Maternal and Child Mortality.

 

Total Project $57,000

Savannah, Skidaway Island

 

$1,500 Total

Guatemala

 

Rotary District 4250

 

Phalarope

Community Economic Development

Training of Hydroponic Farming in the "Dry Corridor."

Total Project $80,000

Skidaway Island

 

$500 Total

India

India - Various

 

Rotary District 3150

None

Basic Education and Disease Prevention

Provide School Benches, Clean Drinking Water, Toilets and Hand Washing Stations in Government Run Schools for Boys and Girls.

Multiple Projects (2013 - 2020) $1,000,000

Metro Savannah, Augusta, Perry, Savannah East, Jesup, Hinesville

 

 

Serbia

District 2483

USAID

Basic Education and Literacy

Purchase of M Bots - Educational Robots for Children - STEM Education and Teacher Training

 

Total Project $76,000

Savannah, Augusta, Macon, Macon North, Millen, Tennille

 

$3,750 Total


 

 


Host Partner

Cooperating Organizations

Area of Focus

Project Description

District 6920 Clubs Participating

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

 

District 7000

Para La Naturaleza

Economic and Community Development

Eco-Farming: Re-establishing agriculture and establishing a complete farm to table food-source infrastructure of locally grown produce.

 

Total Project $289,100

St. Simons, Brunswick, Glennville, Hawkinsville, Hinesville, Jesup, Metro Savannah, Skidaway Island, Valdosta-North

 

$25,400 Total

Puerto Rico

 

District 7000

Para La Naturaleza

Economic and Community Development

Expansion of 2019 Global Grant to Continue to Help Build Puerto Rico's Agricultural Autonomy and Food Security.

 

Total Project $200,000

St. Simons, Camden County, Glennville, Golden Isles, Macon North

 

$8,000 Total

Uganda

Uganda

Rotary District 9211

 

Water and Sanitation

Disease Prevention

Usuk Water and Sanitation Project

 

Total Project Unknown (Draft Stage)

Tifton

Uganda

Rotary District 9211

 

Maternal and Child Health

Improving Access to Prenatal and Postnatal Care for Women and Improving Primary Care for their Infants

Total Project $98,000

 

Tifton

 

$1,000 Total

Questions?  Contact District Global Grants Chair:  Hamsa Thota    912-571-2242   dghamsa@gmail.com

Note: The average club contribution is $1,000

 

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July 2020

Here is a summary of some of the recent global grant projects involving our district, including participating clubs:

Host Partner

Cooperating Organizations

Area of Focus

Project Description

District 6920 Clubs Participating

Puerto Rico

 

District 7000

Para La Naturaleza

Economic and Community Development

Eco-Farming: Re-establishing agriculture and establishing a complete farm to table food-source infrastructure of locally grown produce.

 

Total Project $289,100

St. Simons, Brunswick, Glennville, Hawkinsville, Hinesville, Jesup, Metro Savannah, Skidaway Island, Valdosta-North

 

$25,400 Total

Uganda

Rotary District 9211

 

Water and Sanitation

Disease Prevention

Usuk Water and Sanitation Project

 

Total Project Unknown (Draft Stage)

Tifton

 

 

 

 

 

Brazil - State of Bahia

 

Rotary District 4550

Irma Dulce Social Work Association - OSID

Fighting Disease

Surgery Room - Equipping a complete surgery room in an urban charity hospital.

 

Total Project $198,000

Fitzgerald, Downtown Macon, Metro Savannah, Centerville

 

$3,000 Total

India - State of Andhra Pradesh, Gunter

 

Rotary District 3150

None

Supporting Education

Purchase 2,800 school benches for 45 Government High Schools, which help improve learning and keeps kids in school longer

 

Total Project $120,000

Metro Savannah, Augusta, Perry, Savannah East, Jesup, Hinesville

 

$6,000 Total


 

 


Host Partner

Cooperating Organizations

Area of Focus

Project Description

District 6920 Clubs Participating

Tanzania - Island of Zanzibar

 

Rotary District 9211

Health Improvement Project Zanzibar

 

Ministry of Health Zanzibar

Fighting Disease

Equip and upgrade older hospital to better serve area with minimal health care, focusing on maternal and child health

 

Total Project $80,000

Downtown Macon, Macon, Macon North

 

$12,000 Total

Guatemala

 

Rotary District 4250

 

Phalarope

Saving Mothers and Children

Midwife training in indigenous areas with goal of reducing maternal and child mortality

 

Total Project $57,000

Savannah, Skidaway Island

 

$1,500 Total

Brazil - State of Parana

 

Rotary District 4630

JOCUM Maringa

Fighting Disease

Purchase and equip a mobile dental trailer to reach underserved communities

 

Total Project $44,000

St. Simons, Brunswick, Camden County

 

$2,900 Total

Sri Lanka

 

Rotary District 3220

 

Supporting Education

Pre-school teacher training in areas devastated by civil war

 

Total Project $33,750

Sandersville

 

$2,000

 

 

 

 

Note: The average club contribution is $1,000

Questions?  Contact District Global Grants Chair: Hamsa Thota     912-571-2242

     hamsa@gmail.com

 

GLOBAL GRANTS

Global Grants fund substantial international humanitarian projects, vocational training teams, and scholarships that deliver sustainable, measurable outcomes in one or more of the Rotary areas of focus listed below:

  • Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
  • Disease prevention and treatment
  • Water and sanitation
  • Maternal and child health
  • Basic education and literacy
  • Economic and community development
  • Environment

SIZE OF GRANTS AND FUNDING

The minimum size for a Global Grant project is $30,000 which may be funded almost exclusively from 6920's District Designated Funds of up to $15,000 and a similar amount of matching funds from the Rotary Foundation (TRF); some support from clubs is expected. Grants larger than $30,000 will require support from other districts. Global grants applications are accepted by TRF on a rolling basis throughout the year; however, applications involving travel expenses should be submitted 90 days prior to the travel dates.  Larger grants are considered on a fixed schedule, however, and will likely need to involve Rotarians with experience on such grants

HOW CLUBS REQUEST FUNDS

In-Country Rotarian Leader is Essential

While there are forms to complete and details to develop the process beings with building a relationship with a Rotary Club or District in the target county and with the specific community because the project must have enthusiastic support and responsible execution from Rotarians in that country - because they will administer the project and will disburse and account for every dollar of the Grant.  A Rotarian leader in-country who communicates promptly and with a sense of responsibility is a prerequisite to a successful project.

The Need Must Be Identified by the Host Country

Too often we in the US may believe that we have a solution to a need in the target country but the recognition of the need and the desire for the proposed solution must come from not from us but from the Rotarians and the community served in the target country!  And this must be confirmed in writing in a case statement from the target country this being the second prerequisite.

Criteria That Must Be Met

Applying for a global grant starts with determining if the project can respond positively to each of the following requirements; responses to each of these will be used later in the D-6920 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), and D-6920 Global Grant Application. Your project must meet each of the following global grant requirements:

  • Align with one or more areas of focus
  • Respond with credibility to a need the benefitting community has identified
  • Include the active participation of the benefitting community so that ongoing ownership of the project is clear and confirmed
  • Strengthen local knowledge, skills, and resources
  • Provide a sustainable, long-term benefit to the community for years after the Rotary club or district has concluded the project by including all elements (e.g. parts, training, supplies, maintenance) need for continuity
  • Have actual quantitative, measurable results that can be tracked and reported
  • Involve active Rotarian participation, especially in-country

Detailed Budget of All Qualified Costs

Global grant applications require an itemized budget for all qualified expenses consistent with Rotary Foundation policies; salaries, overhead, buildings, and land are generally not qualified expenses. Working with Rotarians in-country the primary sponsoring Club in D-6920 is expected to produce a list the estimated costs of all budget items and identify, if available the vendors/suppliers that have been selected. The total budget must be exactly equal to the total grant requested.

Start by Calling the District Global Grants Chair

Early on when a Sponsoring Club begins to consider a project with all of the above requirements they should contact the 6920 Global Grants Chair to discuss the project envisioned and how it expects to develop convincing responses to the above requirement in the project application.  The district can provide guidance and support and can be actively involved with the entry of the grant application on the Foundation website.  An individual club need not become an expert on the application and approval process but should rely on district expertise as needed.

When the in-country contacts are established, when the responses to the above criteria are known, when the overall budget is developed then the Sponsoring Club should prepare the district application for review by the D-6920 Global Grants Committee which approves the requested DDF.  After approval of the commitment for DDF funds by the District, the District Global Grants Chair will start the application online and the primary Club and the host country Club contacts will then complete the Global Grant application TRF's web site.

Each participating club will be required to complete the brief MOU before the grant will be moved into the evaluation stage with The Rotary Foundation.  There may be multiple clubs and districts involved in funding a Global Grant so a grant need not involve only 6920 participants.

The Formal TRF Application Process & Operations

Each a global grant's committee will consist of six Rotarians; a host committee of three Rotarians from the country where the project will take place and a committee of three Rotarians from D- 6920.

As explained above, the single most critical element for successful project implementation is the development of a relationship with Rotarians in the host country who can communicate in English on a timely basis, execute the project exactly as planned, and provide a timely final report on the project; this primary contact person may not be easy to find and a period of time may be needed to cultivate and test the relationship.

Global grant projects are financed with cash contributions from Rotary Clubs in D-6920 and in the host country; funds from D-6920 and host country District Designated Funds; and by a match by TRF World Fund.  Cash contributions from clubs are matched by TRF $.50 per $1.00 of cash.  DDF is matched dollar for dollar by TRF.

The primary host or international sponsor will maintain the bank account used solely for receiving and disbursing grant funds. The application, execution and final reporting, often covering multi-year periods, require careful documentation all along the way.  Until the project is completed, all funds have been either spent and documented or have been returned, and the final report is accepted by the staff of TRF, then the matching grant is not completed.  Late interim reporting and unacceptable final reports will result in non-approval of future applications from all of the clubs and districts whose signature was on the application.

During the operation of an open grant, the sponsoring club should track the progress and obtain photos and information for sharing with others in 6920.  Progress reports are required annually and a final report must be submitted and approved by TRF.  Delays in submission or approval of these reports have consequences for the lead clubs involved in the project.

Feasibility Discuss Up Front

Rotarian grant project leaders should have a preliminary discussion with the District Global Grants Chair; if not obvious barriers are identified when considering the above requirements, then work should proceed in cooperation with in-country Rotarians to develop the content for the grant application using the structure of the application form on TRF's web site.  The DGGC can assist with reviewing the content to try in anticipating the questions that TRF may have.

Clubs should utilize learn.rotary.org to view courses on global grants.  And they must refer to the TRF'Grant Management Manual for a detailed breakdown of the grant process.

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