Posted by Lars Henriksson, Past District 7070 Governor and District Grants Chair

The Rotary Foundation requires every Rotary and Rotaract Club that wants to apply for a District or Global Grant is qualified.  It is a yearly process, administered by the Districts.  In D7070, we have an on-line process, consisting of three quizzes connected to three self-study modules.   The modules and quizzes are found on the District’s website,   At least two Club members must pass the three quizzes.  In addition, the Club President (2021-22) and President-Elect (2022-23) must submit a signed MOU – Memorandum of Understanding to the District. Please read more to see who has qualified and what you can do to qualify.....


As per Sunday, May 29, 2022, the following Clubs are qualified.

  • Alliston, Markham Sunrise, Newmarket, North Scarborough, North York, Oshawa Parkwood, Scarborough, Toronto, Toronto Bay Bloor, Toronto Danforth, Toronto Eglinton, Toronto West, Uxbridge, Whitby Sunrise, Woodbridge.

In addition, the following Clubs have had at least two of its members pass the quizzes, but has not yet submitted the MOU

  • Ajax, Brighton, Bowmanville, Markham Unionville, Toronto East, York

One of the major changes to the Rotary Foundation’s Grants program for the 2022-23 Rotary year is that Rotaract Clubs can apply for grants.  Unfortunately, no Rotaract Clubs have yet had their members take the qualification training.  Somehow, we will address this with a special training activity for Rotaract Clubs.  In the meantime, Rotary Clubs are encouraged to invite Rotaractors to participate in their district and global grant projects 

Clubs that have not yet completed  the Rotary Foundation qualification training are encouraged to do so.  While May 31, 20220 was the last date for District Grant applications for 2022-23, Clubs can apply for Global Grants throughout the Rotary year.  In addition, the training is a good way of learning more about the Rotary Foundation.

Please, also note the Rotary Foundation requirement that Clubs must be qualified throughout the life of a District or Global Grant project, not just the year they apply for the grant.  Almost all Global Grant projects, but also many District Grant projects, take more than one Rotary year to complete.

For more information, please feel free to contact PDG Lars Henriksson,