District provides global grant scholar with a world of opportunity
Global grants are a great way to provide scholarships with a strong impact in the areas of focus. Read how District 6150 (Arkansas, USA) made it possible for global grant scholar Jessica Clendenning to study sustainable development in the Netherlands and complete a field project in India.
Jessica Clendenning (right) visits a dairy farm in the Netherlands with other students studying the environment and rural livelihoods.
See club and district partnerships at work
Through the Future Vision pilot, clubs and districts are finding new ways to work with their counterparts to create bigger and better projects. Read more about partnerships, including tips for finding a partner.
Check out a model district grant spending plan
District 1911 recently applied for a US$8,020 district grant to fund several community efforts in Hungary, such as providing scholarships for low-income students, plants and tools for an orphanage garden, a laptop computer to help screen children with congenital heart defects, and youth recreation equipment. View the spending plan.
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Follow Future Vision at the RI Convention
Planning to attend the 2011 RI Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA? If so, check out these Future Vision workshops and networking opportunities:
Encourage Rotarians in your club or district to attend the conventionand Let the Good Times Roll … Again!
Report on use of District Designated Fund
As part of the qualification process, Future Vision pilot districts agreed to report on the use of all District Designated Fund allocations to their clubs each year. This promotes transparency and accountability, fosters districtwide knowledge of grant activity, and allows for easier reporting to The Rotary Foundation. Districts can determine the best way to communicate this information to clubs.
Read about strategic partnerships, packaged global grant opportunities
The Foundation Trustees have reached an agreement with Oikocredit International, a Netherlands-based cooperative financial institution that promotes socially responsible investing, to form the first strategic partnership under the Future Vision Plan. Read more about the official launch of this partnership.
In April, the Trustees agreed to establish a strategic partnership withMercy Ships, a global development organization that addresses health care issues in the developing world. The Foundation will work with Mercy Ships to create packaged global grant opportunities for vocational training teams to support disease prevention and treatment efforts in West Africa.