Rotary Australia World Community Service Eastern Region covers Districts 9650, 9670, 9675, 9685, 9700 and 9710 spanning across much of New South Wales and the ACT.
Of the 428 RAWCS projects nationally, 161 projects are in Eastern Region, which includes 149 Rotary Australia Overseas Aid Fund (RAOAF) projects and 12 Rotary Australia Benevolent Society (RABS) projects.
RAWCS assists Rotary Clubs deliver humanitarian aid by providing full project management services and administrative systems to ensure each club project achieves its goal. RAWCS provides
• assistance to design, plan and implement projects
• project management and accounting
• tax deductibility for donations
• volunteer organisation, insurance and online registration
• social media coverage on the progress of a project
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.
Pink Umbrella Foundation grants
RAWCS Eastern Region has many outstanding projects and many committed volunteers participating in the delivery of humanitarian aid. One way to recognise the great contribution made by clubs in RAWCS Eastern Region is through the Pink Umbrella Foundation grant program. To help promote RAWCS to the wider Rotary network Pink Umbrella Foundation offers $1,000 grants to six projects registered with RAWCS Eastern Region at every quarterly Eastern Region meeting.
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