Rotary and GlobalGiving are working together to engage Rotary clubs in crowdfunding for community projects in the UK and beyond.
This #GivingTuesday, Rotary projects have the chance to earn funds from an Incentive Fund or Bonus Prizes, based on fundraising totals achieved during the day.
This means that, at the end of #GivingTuesday, the projects that bring in the most funds will benefit from additional funds going to their project. So today is the perfect opportunity to make your donation go further and support some of the 12 life-changing projects Rotary clubs currently have listed on GlobalGiving.
Raising the roof
The Broadlands Riding for the Disabled Group provides therapeutic facilities for disabled and disadvantaged children and adults in Hampshire.
Funds are being raised to replace the original asbestos roof and allow the facility to continue to expand its support services to those with Downs Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Autism and sufferers of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Total goal – £186,739
- £8 can contribute to roof repair
- £75 will help provide a wheelchair access ramp
Rotary Shelter Bus
The Rotary Shelter Bus, a project from Birmingham Breakfast Rotary Club, will transform a double decker bus into a temporary mobile homeless shelter in Birmingham.
Shelter Bus will provide shower facilities, sleeping pods, fully stocked kitchen and consultation room to offer support and advice.
Total goal – £34,898
- £18 can provide hot meals and personal care items
- £73 can provide shelter, nourishment, advice and support
Closer to Home mobile cancer care units
The Mobile Support Units offer patients In Wales more than lifesaving treatment; they are a haven where patients can get the support they need without the stress and expense of travelling long distances to hospital.
People in Wales face challenges such as rurality, deprivation and poor care access. Tenovus Cancer Care, a Welsh Charity , already operates two units which deliver chemotherapy and associated treatments in local communities and is seeking to meet increasing demand with more units.
Total goal – £696,682
- £25 will help operate the unite
- £995 will help purchase a specialist treatment chair
- £29,858 will provide all required medical equipment
Water sports for the disabled
All-Aboard Watersports are a small Bristol based charity supporting disabled and disadvantaged children and young people. They remove physical, cognitive, emotional and financial barriers to enable access to the water for all, providing sessions and support all year round.
Total goal – £10,000
- £9 would pay for a head torch to deliver a session during winter
- £30 would pay for a specially adapted seat for a canoe
- £695 would pay for 4 sessions teach self-reliance and teamwork to young people with mental health issues
Rotary lifeboat appeal
In 2017, RNLI lifeboat crews, using over 350 lifeboats saved an average of 22 people every single day. The Rotary International District 1040 (Yorkshire) Charitable Trust would like to raise sufficient funds to buy an outdoor motor or engine for a boat.
Total goal – £5,349
- £8 would buy 8 litres of fuel
- £70 would buy the propeller
Provide 150 Safe Nights to young homeless
Nightstop Herts provides emergency, short term accommodation for 16-24 year olds who are homeless or threatened with homelessness.
The aim, to prevent young people from sleeping rough, “sofa surfing”, or staying at increased risk in unsuitable accommodation.
Total goal – £3,976
- £16 provides a basic essentials food parcel for one week
- £50 provides two night stay in Nightstop Herts accommodation
- £249 provides 10 young people with a warm bed for the night
Provision of sanitation for a village in Nepal
Gimdi is a village 45 miles south of Kathmandu and has a population of 2500 people over a 25km area and only one toilet.
The project aim is to provide 70 long drop toilets, providing safe clean sanitation to the villagers enhancing the safety of vulnerable adults, young girls and boys and as an end result providing fertiliser for sustainable crop growth.
Total goal – £7,624
- £8 will provide base materials for foundations for one toilet
- £76 will provide the toilet building a simple lockable shed to ensure safety for the user
Provide school sanitation and education in Nepal
The project, a collaboration between Rotary clubs in Scotland and Nepal, will provide sanitation to seven schools the clubs helped to rebuild in 2016/17 after earthquakes; and to educate teachers in 8 schools to help over 3000 children, also teachers.
Total goal – £46,891
- £8 will pay for the provision of classroom equipment for one child
- £39 will buy 100 building bricks
- £391 will provide sanitary equipment for each school
Refurbish orphanages for 240 children in Uganda
This project from Ormskirk Clocktower Rotary Club aims to extend and refurbish 7 houses in a children’s village, each of which are home for up to 35 orphaned children.
This totals around 240 children all of whom desperately need extra sleeping space, bunk beds, bedding and mosquito nets plus room to eat, play and study.
Total goal – £10,160
- £8 will buy 4 mosquito nets
- £16 will buy new curtains for one home
- £47 will buy 2 bunk beds
Fund a fire engine in northern Albania
This project is to assist the local North Albanian community to have their own functioning fire appliance (engine).
Bodmin Rotary have donated a fire engine appliance to the community but need funding to renovate it, get it there and teach the community how to use it.
This project will not only save lives but will give the community a focus on fire safety and prevention.
Total goal – £7,816
- £9 will provide wages for a community firefighter for one hour
- £59 will assist in the costs to maintain appliances
- £1,172 will renovate the community fire station to a functional and safe state
Lighting up young lives
The Choma community in Malawi is far from the electricity grid. When it is dark any school tuition ceases. This Rotary Project will provide solar charged battery lighting for classrooms, offices and a Girls’ Hostel as well as portable, rechargeable lamps put in sunlight by day and used in rooms by night.
Total goal – £9,348
- £8 will go towards a Pico Plus portable lantern
- £39 will go towards a Home 120 Solar Lighting System
Thorpe Bay Rotary’s Appeal to Help the Homeless
South East Essex has one of the highest rates of rough sleepers and homelessness in the country. Many of these men, women and young people have mental health and addiction issues that require various agencies to work together to address.
Total goal – £3,894
- £8 can provide three nutritious meals for homeless people
- £39 can provide a home starter pack
- £389 can provide 80 homeless people with a dinner, bed and breakfast