Community Service Project Grant Application Guidelines


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The Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston was chartered in 1985 and currently has 27 members, 12 honorary members, and six Friends of Rotary. The main objective of Rotary is service—in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today's most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence. We also support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, young professionals, and vocational and career development. The Rotary motto is “Service Above Self.”

Call for Community Service Project Grant Proposals

The Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston is inviting submissions for grants to fund local (greater Kingston area) “one-off” innovative community service projects. We will accept by online form only proposals that are aligned with the Rotary International seven areas of focus (see Our Causes on the Rotary International Web site and Supporting the environment for the newest area) and that address needs within the greater Kingston community. 

These priorities are:

  • Promoting peace
  • Fighting disease
  • Providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Saving mothers and children
  • Supporting education
  • Growing local economies
  • Supporting the environment

We do not provide funding for operational budgets, and ask that you only submit a proposal if requesting funds for a specific project you are currently working on, or looking to start.

Application Guidelines

Your proposal must be submitted using the Community Service Project Grant Online Application Form, no later than midnight Monday October, 19th, 2020 (Deadline under review).

Budget and financial data must also be submitted, in MS Excel (.xls) format. The online form allows you to upload these documents.

All details of what is required for the application are indicated on the online application form.

If you do not provide all the information noted in the form, we may disqualify your project from consideration; however, we may request further details from the listed contact person during our assessment of your application. It is important that you are able to respond to our questions by the date noted in our request.

The top applicants will be invited to make a presentation to discuss their work prior to the final selection. In the discussion, we will be particularly interested in how we can work together on the proposed project.

Projects that are approved for this grant invitation will be notified by email or phone by a representative of the Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston as soon as possible after the application deadline. Our Club is a 100% volunteer organization and we are not able to provide information on the status of your proposal in advance of this date. We thank you in advance for respecting this limitation.

Successful project applicants must be willing to maintain regular communication with the club about the project and to provide a follow-up report to the club not later than 12 months following receipt of the grant. A presentation to our club members or a written report may be provided. Please note that failure to provide this follow-up reporting may eliminate your organization from future consideration for grants from the Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston.

Community Service Project Grants--FAQs

Community Service Project Grant Online Application Form