Register a project

Here are some factors for your Club to consider when planning an international project.

rawcs1 Is there a Rotary Club close to your project area? Our preferred approach is to partner with a Rotary Club in the area and enlist the help of its members in advising on the suitability of the project,helping to monitor project and, where appropriate, help to manage the funds.

 Are you planning to partner with another charitable organisation? If so, it may have a track record with RAWCS that will assist with your planning.

 Will the project required government approvals overseas? If so, have you planned a process for obtaining these?

 Will your Club's major role be in providing funding, or are you also planning to send volunteers to assist with the project?

 Who will be your club's nominated project manager?

 What plan do you have for monitoring and reporting on progress?

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Who to contact

If your Club is considering an international project, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or your District Chair. The Projects Registration Coordinator will be able to advise on process of completing and lodging a RAWCS appplication. The District Chairs will be able to advise you on the process, and also put you in touch with clubs in your District who have undertaken similar projects in the past, or who may be interested in partnering with you in your project.

About registration

rawcs3See below for project documents and criteria relating to RAOAF, RABS and RAM. The forms are provided in both Word (in table form for entering data electronically) and in .PDF for printing out and entering the details by hand. 

When your form is completed, with the necessary signatures, send it to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who will sponsor it through the RAWCS approval processes.

The project is first considered by the Regional Committee then, if approved, forwarded to the National Project Coordinator for allocation of a national project number.This is the number to quote for tax deductibility of donations.

Project documents

Rotary Australia Overseas Aid Fund (RAOAF)
RAOAF provides sustainable development aid in developing countries as identified by the Department of Foreign Affairs or short term relief for disasters.
Project Criteria RAOAF –  Jan 2016
Project Registration Form – Jan 2016
Project Registration Form –  Jan 2016 (Word format)

Rotary Australia Benevolent Society (RABS)
RABS is a Public Benevolent Fund to register projects within Australia to enable a Rotary Club or District to provide assistance to people in need within their local or wider community..
Project Criteria RABS – Jan 2016
Project Registration Form – Jan 2016
Project Registration Form – Jan 2016 (Word format)

Rotarians against Malaria (RAM)
RAM works to achieve the prevention and reduction of the mosquito borne disease, Malaria, the reduction of social and economic loss caused by Malaria and progressive strengthening of local capabilities in Malaria control. Programs currently operate in Timor Leste, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands.
Contact David Pearson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

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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