Welcome to our partnerships page. Here you will find details of great opportunities to work with like-minded bodies who are delighted to support Rotary. More links are being created with the aim of helping our communities. We are very grateful for the support of these generous organisations and look forward to working with them. If you have an idea for a partner or just have query, please contact the Projects Manager.
WheelPower and Rotary have been working together informally for years. This official partnership opens new doors to great opportunities which enable more disabled people to discover sport. Rotarians can get involved by supporting events, including a new event called the WheelPower and Rotary Relay, inviting WheelPower to be a guest speaker and learning how to support disabled people. Discover how you can work with WheelPower by reading these guidance notes.
As part of Rotary’s Purple4Polio campaign, we have entered an exciting partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). The purple crocus is a symbol of Rotary’s worldwide campaign to eradicate polio, with its colour representing the purple dye used to mark the finger of a child who has been immunised.The partnership will allow Rotary clubs to join forces with the RHS’s community-based Bloom Groups and work in tandem to bring people together, transform public spaces to brighten up the local area and promote health and wellbeing by planting 6 million crocus corms.This community ethos is a value shared by both Rotary and the RHS, and, with the purple crocus planting also helping the RHS’s Greening Grey Britain campaign, we will together be adding a purple splash of colour and vibrancy to areas up and down the country.
Here are more opportunities to work with great organisations on local projects. The list below contains details of companies and groups which are keen to play an active role in communities through Rotary and would like to hear from you:
There are Community Life Champions in each ASDA store, just waiting to hear about your great project. These champions are experts at making things happen and would like to find new ways of supporting the local area. Reach out to your local ASDA Community Life Champion and find out how they can give your project a boost through volunteering and other support. Discover how you can work with ASDA by reading these Rotary and ASDA Community Life Champions Guidelines for Working Together.
The Big Lunch is a big idea to get a big number of people together for a big lunch every June. Founded by the Eden Project, this event has been supported by Rotary for a few years with great success. Hundreds have met their neighbours, people who felt isolated in the community are discovering new friends and all are discovering Rotary. To host your own Big Lunch, please read these Big Lunch and Rotary guidance notes.
Rotary members have been loyally supporting The Trussell Trust and the National Foodbank Network with a range of volunteer and fundraising activity for many years.
Volunteer activity has included helping to sort and pack food and toiletries at foodbanks, helping to deliver food parcels, teaching foodbank volunteers’ computer skills and assisting at supermarket food collections across the UK.
Rotarians Recognised in 2017 New Year’s Honours list