Criteria for International Funding

Criteria used by the Canterbury Rotary Club’s International Service Committee when assessing the worth of requests for funding.

  • Charities should have an International perspective and have local links.
  • Charities should to be registered with the Charity Commission or Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs.
  • Small low profile charities are preferred on the basis that a sum of money given to them would have greater impact than giving to a large charity.

Priorities for “kick starting” a new charity:

  • The Charity asking for money should be able to demonstrate the clear objectives for the funding.
  • The Charity should be accountable for the spending of the money. They will have to sign a receipt and disclaimer to limit any liability on the club.
  • The Committee wishes to maximise the effectiveness of its aid.
  • Assistance could be other than financial aid – giving books, tools etc.

Criteria by which we prioritise students requesting funding for overseas project work:

  • Applicants should be in full time education at a Canterbury School.
  • They will need to have to raise three quarters of the cost of the trip themselves - we will then “top up” with a donation of £250.
  • They will have engaged in community environmental or ecological project work themselves. (The usual rate charities charge students for the trip is around £2,250 and students can often raise this though their own fund raising but other Charities charge £4,000. Our approach has been to decline requests when the cost is too high.)
  • Students are expected to give a talk to the club on their return.

Tuesday 27th January 2015

Published by: The Rotary Club of Canterbury

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