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How to Fund that Large Project?

While the most recent $2 Million Programs of Scale grant from The Rotary Foundation awarded to Partners for a Malaria-Free Zambia was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Federal Way, Washington, nothing stops the next one from having its sponsor within our Zones. Programs of Scale support Rotary member-led, evidence-based programs with demonstrated success. They provide our members with longer-term resources to implement large-scale, high-impact programs in our . The single grant each year is awarded through a two-step competitive application process that lasts 9 to 11 months . Funds are distributed over a three- to five-year period to a club- or district-sponsored program showing success and readiness to expand to help more people in more places.

While the programs must be sponsored by a  club or district, the programs will be implemented with experienced partners who are also committed to long-term success and sustainability. Partners may include nongovernmental organizations, private institutions, government entities, or other Rotary entities, such as Rotary Action Groups.

Piqued your interest? Register for the Programs of Scale Competition: Insights and Tips for Applying webinar to understand the criteria and get suggestions about your application. The webinar will be held Wednesday, April 26th at 8:00 p.m. Chicago time. Click here to go to Rotary’s website on Programs of Scale.

Key dates:

  • April 2023: Webinar
  • August 2023: Concept Notes due​
  • October 2023: Invitation to submit Proposal​
  • February 2024: Site visits (virtual and/or in-person) ​
  • April 2024: Award decision