By DALE SCHULTZ email Dale
Grants Subcommittee Chairperson
Back in early March, District leadership conducted several training sessions which was part of the requirement for individual clubs to apply for available grant money. The District 5630 Grants subcommittee has been busy the past month reviewing the applications that clubs have prepared for the 2013-14 Rotary year. I am pleased to announce that a total of 28 clubs participated and were approved. Each club was awarded $625 coming from the District’s designated funds (DDF).
As a refresher, these funds come from gifts that were made to Rotary International by District members and individual non-Rotarians, The funds are not designated for one of RI’s programs so they become annual giving.
Rotary International keeps these funds for three years. After that time, 50% of that money goes to the World Fund and the remainder comes back to the district as DDF. Those funds can be spent on several Rotary Foundation programs, including district grants.
Our committee will soon be sending letters to each of the 28 clubs with instructions on how to handle the grant money. A request has been sent to RI requesting those funds and each club should expect to receive a check for the grant amount by early August. Most clubs are also contributing club money in addition to the District grant.
If there are any questions, please contact me or anyone on the district grant subcommittee. You will find them listed on the District 5630 website under Foundation Resources.
Editor’s Note: The projects for each of the 28 clubs can be viewed at the online District Grants website at: http://www.matchinggrants.org/district/.