Rotary Foundation

What we do to support Rotary Foundation projects

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The Rotary Foundation is Rotary International's global charity. It helps fund Rotary's humanitarian activities, from local service projects to global initiatives. One such initiative is PolioPlus, a Rotary programme launched in 1985 to tackle polio eradication across the worlld through the mass vaccination of children.

The Wirksworth Rotary Club supports Foundation in all of its areas of operation and has received both District and Global grants. The latest District grant was for support for the local children’s swimming pool and the Global for an agricultural gas recovery scheme for producing fuel in Nepal. 

We direct our efforts in six main areas to enhance our local and global impact. Our most successful and sustainable projects and activities tend to fall within the following:

  • promoting peace
  • providing clean water
  • fighting disease
  • maternal and child health
  • supporting education and literacy
  • economic and community development, both at home and overseas

If you would like to find out more about our Foundation activities please do get in touch using the Contact Us link at the top of the page.