District and Club Qualification to Participate in Foundation Grants

The requirements of The Rotary Foundation for district and club qualification are set out in My Rotary, in the section >Apply for Grants>Qualification. Districts and clubs must qualify each year.

Click here to access the requirements of the Rotary Foundation to qualify for Foundation grants.

District Qualification

Districts must become qualified in order to receive grant funding from The Rotary Foundation.  The qualification process helps ensure that the district or club understands its financial responsibilities, including stewardship, and is prepared to take them on. Qualification must be completed each year.

To become qualified, the district governor, governor-elect, and Rotary Foundation chair will:

  • Read through the district qualification memorandum of understanding (MOU) in the Grant Center, answer a series of questions, and agree to the MOU
  • Conduct grant management seminars for clubs. 
District 9800 has qualified to receive Foundation Grant funding on behalf of clubs for 2022-2023 by agreeing to the terms set out in the District Qualification Memorandum of Understanding


Club Qualification

District 9800 requires that clubs must qualify annually to be eligible to receive district grants. To qualify for District Grants, clubs must:

  • Have at least one club member attend the annual District Grants Management Seminar
  • Agree to the grant stewardship requirements as set out in the Guide to District Grants
  • Be up to date with their subscriptions to Rotary International, District 9800 and Rotary Down Under Magazine

Clubs that intend to apply for global grants must also be qualified in accordance with the requirements of the Rotary Foundation


Grants Management Seminar

Two District Grants Management seminars were held via Zoom in June 2022. A club is required to have had at least one member attend one of the two Foundation Grants Management Seminars in order to be eligible for a District Grant in 2022-2023.
Click on the links below to view or download the Seminar slides:

The Rotary Foundation Humanitarian Grants Programs

Foundation grants are designed to support Clubs and Districts to undertake humanitarian service projects. Funds are provided from The Rotary Foundation through our District Designated Funds (DDF).
The District Foundation Grants sub-committee responsibilities:
  • Serve as a resource for Clubs on all aspects of Foundation grants.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance to terms and conditions of all grants from initial application to final completion.
  • Work with the Foundation Director to develop an effective program to prioritise grant planning and disbursement of grant funds and to ensure proper recording and monitoring of grant activity.
  • Work with the stewardship subcommittee to ensure good stewardship and grant management practices, including reporting, for all club and district- sponsored grants.
Chair: Richard Blakeman (Glenferrie)  Email


Find global grant eligibility requirements for popular area of focus project types in the guidelines below.
Each set of guidelines also includes elements of sustainability and additional resources.


Reports are now available on My Rotary to help district leaders manage their grant activities.
To use grants reports, all you need is a My Rotary account. Here are the reports you’ll find:
  • Grant Detail:                 Get comprehensive information about a grant
  • Grant Location:            Displays all approved global grants taking place in a country
  • Grant Participation:     Measure club, district, and zone participation in Grants
  • Grant Productivity:      See the status of all global grants and district grants by
                                            club, district, or zone (includes closed and cancelled grants)
  • Grants by Sponsor:      See the status of active grants by club or district only