Hello fellow District 7780 Rotarians, introducing my newest Rotary role as your District Global Grants Coordinator.

There are two key challenges to this job: getting the right information, and understanding how to make the system navigable and friendly for your Club.  Please bear with me as we learn together. As a starting point, we’ve posted an index of our district’s global grants, distilled into a short  summary.  We’ve posted this on the district website in the home page "downloads" section, and it is being updated regularly.  

You may find this index easier to understand than the Rotary.org grant page which, while extremely accurate, doesn’t separate grants we administer in District 7780 from those hosted by other clubs around the world.  This summary will also allow you to see which clubs have participated in every current grant, and see who is the key person for the grant so you can get in touch with them. Please give me feedback on this summary.  If you find it useful, we will update it  monthly going forward.  Of course, let me know if you see anything that’s not accurate.

Please email or ring me anytime you want to discuss a global grant opportunity.  If you’re drafting a grant, step one is to let me know about it and to get started entering it in the Rotary.org grants center.  Your draft will immediately be assigned a grant number, and we can help you to reserve the funds (if available) in our district’s global grant budget. I look forward to seeing you at our upcoming grants trainings and the District Training Assembly on April 6.  Thank you!

Dave Underhill 

Dave.underhill.nh@gmail.com (603-706-3143)