Donations Trust

Rebuilding communities in the long term is just as important as responding following the immediate aftermath of disasters.

A helping hand for the long term.


As well as supporting in the immediate aftermath, Rotary is able to use our network of clubs across the globe to introduce sustainable, community development projects in the longer term.

The Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland Donations Trust is a registered charity, established in 2007, which collates donations and makes grants to Rotary projects working to rebuild communities.

Since then the charity has continued its work with the purpose of responding to major disasters at home and abroad in the reconstruction phase following a disaster.

Typical projects include constructing and equipping school and community centres, rebuilding infrastructure and providing rescue vehicles.

Over the last two years, the Donations Trust has collated funds for earthquakes in Italy, New Zealand and Nepal, flooding in the UK, Ireland and Pakistan as well as hurricanes in the Caribbean.


Current appeals

Currently there are no Donations Trust appeals. Any donations made will be allocated to our ‘General Disaster Fund’ which has been set up to be less restrictive to one particular disaster and funds can be utilised throughout the world.


Apply for funding

Rotary clubs are eligible to apply for funding from the Donations Trust to create and implement sustainable, community development projects for areas recently affected by disasters.

For more information on how to apply for funding, please visit the Donations Trust page within My Rotary. Please note this area is only accessible to Rotary members.


Supporting the Donations Trust

If you would like to support the Donations Trust, you can:

  • Send a cheque, payable to Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland Donations Trust, Kinwarton Road, Alcester, B49 6PB
  • Use our online payment option through our Virgin Money Giving website.
  • Contact the Finance department for bank transfer information

Please note that all donations are subject to a 2% administration charge to support the running of the trust, and in the event that no suitable project can be found within a period of five years, the donations will be transferred to the Donation Trust’s General Fund.

Unless an appeal has been specified your donation will be allocated to our ‘General Disaster Fund’.