Rotary District 1060 has been successful in applying for a Disaster Response Grant from The Rotary Foundation. Unlike the District Grant we apply for each year and the Global Grants that we are involved in from time to time, this is from an entirely separate source - the Disaster Response Fund - that is built up globally and is not related to money that our local Clubs and their members have donated to Foundation in the past. The Disaster Response Grant application was justified around the support of Food Banks, so we are restricted to using it for that purpose alone. To this end, we have created the Foundation 1060 Food Bank Fund to hold the proceeds from the Grant.
Rotary Clubs in District 1060 can apply for matched funding using the application form available under the Downloads section of this site - with a direct link to the form here -> Foundation 1060 Food Bank Fund application form - using the guidelines detailed in this article.
Please note that these guidelines may still be subject to change.
- The purpose of the Fund is to support Food Banks.
- Food Banks may be affiliated to a major organisation (e.g.Trussell Trust), independent or even community based (e.g. local church volunteers).
- The Foundation 1060 Food Bank Fund can match 50:50 funds contributed by the Club.
- A Club may apply for one grant up to the value of £1000.
- Grants are awarded on a first come first served basis.
- A Club may contribute to more than one food bank.
- An application must specify the receiving food bank(s). A food bank may receive funds from more than one Rotary Club.
- A Club has one month to pass the contribution (Club's portion + Foundation 1060 Food Bank Fund grant) to the food bank.
- A letter of receipt must be provided by the manager, or equivalent of the food bank, to the Club in a reasonable time frame – within one month from receipt of the contribution. This should include details of how the funded contribution has been spent.
- The Club should provide a Report to the District Foundation Grants Officer when all activities associated with the Foundation 1060 Food Bank Fund is completed. This should be within two months of completion of project.
- Publicity of the Grant from the Foundation 1060 Food Bank Fund should be encouraged.
- Electronic bank transfers of Foundation 1060 Food Bank Fund grants to Clubs are preferred.
- Clubs are expected to apply good governance practices as outlined in the Memo of Understanding for District Grants.