Rotary in Wolverhampton Community Fund Scheme.

Wolverhampton’s four local Rotary Clubs and the James Beattie Charitable Trust have teamed up to offer small grants to local groups. 

We’ve got a fund of £10,000 available to help individuals, Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise groups working in our community to overcome problems arising from deprivation, poverty, disability and lack of opportunity.

This new fund follows on from similar schemes in earlier years which have demonstrated how small grants can have a big impact, helping individuals and groups through challenging times.

Groups and individuals who are established in their communities can apply for grants of between £250 and £500.

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate how a grant would make a difference to the well-being of local people and open up opportunities for them to develop their abilities and skills.

We’ll need to know the number of people who will benefit from the grant and the extent and duration of the impact on them and the community. People benefiting from the grant must have a connection to the Wolverhampton area in terms of living or working in the City, or receiving services from an organisation based there.

Submitting your application:

First download your Application Form here.

Complete and email your application (as a Word attachment) to by no later than 10th October 2022. Please quoting CFS22 in the subject line followed by the name of your organisation.

What happens next?

You’ll receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application will then be evaluated by an assessment team, who may need to contact you to ask for further information by email or telephone.

By 1st December you’ll be receive an email from us telling you whether or not your application has been successful – payments to successful applicants will be made very shortly afterwards.

Wolverhampton – Handover Meeting

Induction season is well and truly underway and following his morning visit to the Rotary Club of Wolverhampton St Georges lunchtime saw President John at our mother club, the Rotary Club of Wolverhampton.

Founded in 1921 Wolverhampton is one of the oldest Rotary Clubs in the country and traditionally is the largest of the five clubs in the City. Outgoing President Kewal Krishan passed over the chain of office to new President Richard Green. Richard is a dedicated Rotarian heading up the District Foundation committee and UK Director of the International Fellowship of Rotary Musicians.

During his year of office Richard aims to bring a musical flavour to his Clubs events as well as raising over £40,000 to benefit local and international charities and good causes. We have no doubt that he’ll keep the Club members entertained and well motivated as they work towards their target.

Tom Warren City Fellowship Meal

Each year the five Rotary Clubs of Wolverhampton come together to celebrate the life of Tom Warren. A member of Wolverhampton Rotary Club Tom was Rotary International Association for Great Britain and Ireland ‘s President in 1937-38 and Rotary International President 1945-46 – the second of only five Britons to hold that office.

As president of Rotary International Tom had a reputation as a great mediator and was a tireless campaigner for world peace both during and after the Second World War.

This years event was hosted by the Rotary Club of Wolverhampton – our mother Club. We were pleased to welcome one of Tom’s successors, immediate past Rotary International President John Kenny, as the keynote speaker. In his first official function since stepping down as President John paid tribute to the work which Tom had carried out and spoke of the inspirational work of ordinary Rotarians which he himself had witnessed during his year of office.

Wolverhampton – Handover Meeting

The second handover meeting of the day – this time at our mother Club, Wolverhampton.

Wolverhampton is the largest of the 5 Clubs in the City and it was amongst the first Rotary Clubs in this country.

We wish every success to new President Kewal and to all of the members there. This is Kewals second spell as a President of a Rotary Club so we can be sure that our mother is in safe hands.