District Community and District Matching Grants
 
District Community Grants and District Matching Grants
 
Applications for District Community Grants (DCGs) and District Matching Grants (DMGs) for the 2015-2016 program year may be submitted
beginning March 21, 2015.
All applications must be received by the District Grants Subcommittee Chair
no later than April 11, 2015.
 
DCGs and DMGs are available to Rotary Clubs in District 5080 to fund humanitarian service projects, as follows.
 
DCGs:
 
- local or international service projects
- amount US$1,000 - $5,000
- reimbursable (funded after projects are complete and the final report is approved)
- clubs don't have to be qualified, but it is highly recommended
 
DMGs:
 
- international service projects
- amount US$5,001 - $10,000
- clubs have to be qualified (and it is highly recommended that clubs send two members to grant management seminar)
 
DCGs and DMGs:
 
- New this year: Project activities (except planning) and expenses already completed or in progress before TRF’s approval of the District (Block) Grant are ineligible. The District will notify clubs as soon as District (Block) Grant approval is obtained.
- DDF match is 1:1 (not to exceed the maximum dollar amount for each type of grant); matching can be less than 1:1 if there are more grant requests than available funds (this may result in DCG awards less than $1,000; DMG awards less than $5,001 will become DCGs)
- clubs are encouraged to partner on projects to increase the impact of the project
- it is not required, but it is highly recommended that clubs partner with a club in the host country of an international project
- must address most pressing needs of local or international communities
- support the six areas of focus whenever possible
- projects have to be completed and final reports submitted by April 30, 2016
 
Complete requirements and approval criteria are included in the Terms and Conditions for Rotary District 5080 District Community Grants and District Matching Grants effective for Program-Year 2015-2016 available on this website.
 
Depending on the volume of applications received and the result of the allocation process described in Section 9.01(d) of the District 5080 Policy Manual, an amount not to exceed $75,393 could be available for DCGs and DMGs in the 2015-2016 program year.
 
The District 5080 Terms and Conditions for DCGs and DMGs, the DCG application and DMG application forms, the MOU between the primary sponsor and the cooperating organization, and the DCG report and DMG report forms can be found on this website.
 
Please contact Karen Cook, District Grants Subcommittee Chair, with any questions.