Rotary District 5440 Grants Committee and Resources
District and Global Grants Training
District Grant Application Training
 
Submitting a District or Centennial grant application
  1. Gather the information for on your project including: total amount needed and amounts that will be contributed by your club, other clubs and the district.
  2. Prepare a detailed budget listing items that cost over $500 on a separate line and then convert the file to .pdf format.
  3. Go to www.matchinggrants.org and click on Enter under District Grants
  4. Click on “Submit Project”, then read the statement and click on “Submit a New Project”
  5. Enter the information on the form, review it for correctness, then click “Save”.
  6. Click on the “Administration” button to allow you to edit your project.  (If you are already in Administration mode, the button will say “Back to Project”.
  7. Click on the Documents tab and upload your detailed budget .pdf document with the name “Project Budget”
  8. Click on the History Logs tab and enter the name and email address of your club’s grants committee chair (or other club member if you don’t have a grants chair).  This is done half way down the page under “Add people to the Distribution List”.
  9. Click on the Descriptions tab and then click on “Start Club Signature Process”
  10. Put check marks in the boxes next to your project budget and all of the people on the signature list.
  11. Click on “Send Application for Signatures”
  12. The district grants committee will then review your project and approve it or ask for more information.
  13. A progress or report must be uploaded on matchinggrants.org by June 1 of the following year.
District Grants Training Video and Files
 
 
The steps above are described in detail in this video and you can download the slides by clicking on District Grant Application Slides link.
 
Global Grant Qualification
 
One of the requirments to qualify for global grant funds from the district is for the primary and secondary contacts for the global grant to watch the Global Grants Essentials video below, answer the global grant questions under files on the left hand side of this page, and send the answers to district5440grants@gmail.com.  This requirement is in addition to the qualification requirements for the club president which can be found on the Grant Qualification Training page.
 
Global Grant Training
 
This series of training videos will prepare you for your global grant project as well as help you to write the application.  The first video is on the essentials of a global grant and covers eight things necessary to have a successful project.  The next three videos cover the details of the application itself and answer questions about each item on the application.  The last video is on how to authorize a global grant and is useful for primary contacts, district rotary foundation committee chairs and district governors.
Grants Training
  
 
First watch the Global Grants Essentials video at left, then:
Click here to watch the Global Grant Application Part 1 video– Starting an Application and Adding Primary Contacts 
 
Click here to watch the Global Grant Application Part 2 video – Areas of Focus and Participants Sections 
 
Click here to watch the Global Grant Application Part 3 video - Budget and Finance Sections
 
If you need to authorize a grant or approve DDF click here to watch the global grant authorization video.