About projects

All RAWCS projects must be sponsored by an Australian Rotary Club or District and wherever possible endorsed or partnered with a Rotary Club or District overseas. The only exception are RABS projects that are local and are sponsored and administered by the same Rotary Club or District.


rawcs5See below for project criteria for Rotary Australia Overseas Aid Fund (RAOAF) and Rotary Australia Benevolent Society (RABS). 

Rotary Australia Overseas Aid Fund (RAOAF)
Project Criteria RAOAF –  Jan 2016

Rotary Australia Overseas Aid Fund (ABN: 21 388 376 554) assists Rotary Clubs and Rotary Districts in Australia to respond to needs of their projects in overseas countries. Tax deductibility is allowable for gifts to aid activities in those countries declared as ‘developing’ by the Minister for Foreign Affairs. Projects can be registered with the RAOAF by Australian Rotary Clubs and Rotary Districts who are of good standing with Rotary International. Click here for the list of approved developing countries.

Rotary Australia Benevolent Society (RABS)
Project Criteria RABS – Jan 2016

Rotary Australia Benevolent Society (RABS) (ABN: 54 563 288 318) assists Rotary Clubs and Rotary Districts within Australia to respond to needs within their own communities and to gain tax deductibility for donations made to their particular project. A RABS project can also be used to deliver relief for declared disasters both within our Australian community and overseas. A RABS project must have benevolent relief as its main purpose, and that relief must be provided to people in need. All RABS projects must be sponsored by an Australian Rotary Club or District and when not in your local area be partnered with a Rotary Club, Rotary District or a trusted organisation to administer the delivery of the aid.

Rotarians against Malaria (RAM)
Visit the website http://www.ram.rawcs.com.au/

The primary focus of RAM has been the distribution of insecticide-treated nets to vulnerable populations in Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Timor Leste. RAM works in conjunction with the Ministry of Health authorities in each country and complements the work of other malaria organisations, most notably the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Contact: David Pearson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Donations in Kind (DIK)
Click here for more information
Suitable and Unsuitable Goods

Donations in Kind (DIK) is a recycling and reuse program, focussing on health and education and involves the collection, sorting, packing, dispatch and distribution of donated items to countries in need of these goods. Many goods and products, for which organisations in Australia have no further use, are valuable commodities in needy countries overseas and within Australia. We focus on Education & Literacy, Health & Wellbeing and Vocational. 

Developed Country Disaster Fund (DCDF)
New Project DCDF Criteria (coming soon)

DCDF is a Public Benevolent Fund to respond with cash donations to disasters that occur in developed countries. It is administered by a committee within Australia and a committee from a Rotary Club or District in the country where the disaster occurs.

Need help with registration?

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Quarterly Meeting and AGM Sat 5 & Sun 6 August 2017 Kiama Leagues Club
109 Terralong St, Kiama NSW 2533. Hosted by District 9675

Download Notice of Meeting – Kiama – August 2017
Download Flyer Eastern Region RAWCS Weekend D9675 – 5 & 6 August 2017


18-19 November 2017
The Entrance, NSW
Then D9650, D9700 and D9710

Pink Umbrella Foundation Grants

Apply for a grant
Pink Umbrella will offer six $1000 grants at the RAWCS Kiama meeting.
Download Application Form 
19 PU grant app Kiama