Guidelines for Rotary Funding – Revised May 2013

The Rotary Club of Stratford receives numerous requests for funding. In fact the requests far exceed the financial resources of the Club. Therefore, we measure each request against the following priorities as established over our Club’s 90 year history.

A) The Rotary Club of Stratford will support those organizations and agencies that help those who are disadvantaged, focusing on the disabled, education, and youth.

B) Priority will be given to those projects which have no – or limited – access to other sources of funding.

C) Projects which align with the six priorities established by Rotary International in 2012 (maternal & child health, economic & community development, water & sanitation, basic education & literacy, disease prevention & treatment, peace & conflict prevention/ resolution) warrant consideration, particularly as they affect our local community.

D) Pilot projects that will benefit the community in whole or in part will be considered for one-time start-up costs.

If your organization would like to submit a request for funding of $5,000 or less, please include the following information in a letter:

1) Description of the project, including those who would benefit and how.
2) Estimated cost of project
3) Specific amount requested from the Rotary Club of Stratford
4) Other sources ( with amounts) of confirmed funding
5) Note on government funds available and which have been applied for- municipal, county provincial, federal
6) Donor recognition- how will Rotary’s contribution be acknowledged?
7) Contact person and phone/fax/email information

If your organization would like to submit a request for funding of more than $5,000, please DOWNLOAD the application form below, fill it in, then Print and sign where appropriate. Attach a copy of your organization’s current budget and most recent financial statements to the application, and send it to the following address.

The Rotary Club of Stratford
PO Box 21135
Stratford, ON
N5A 7V4

Download the request form

A member of Rotary’s Request committee will contact you within two weeks of receiving your application with further questions, if needed. Please note that funding requests take 30-90 days to process, depending upon the size of the request.