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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.
Following the devastating cyclone and extended periods of heavy rains and flooding, the Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland Donations Trust has launched the “Cyclone Idai Non-Emergency Appeal”.
It is estimated that almost 1 million people have been affected by the disaster across southern and eastern Africa, with hundreds of thousands forced to flee their homes.
With other first-response and humanitarian emergency organisations supporting in the immediate aftermath, the Donations Trust’s non-emergency appeal will seek to rebuild communities by providing long-term support.
Details on how to support this appeal can be found below.
If you would like to support the Donations Trust, you can:
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’ which has been set up by the trustees to be less restrictive to one particular disaster and funds can be utilised throughout the world.