Posted by Bob Ruehl on Feb 08, 2024
The application for the 2025 Programs of Scale award opens February 23.
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The application for the 2025 Programs of Scale award opens 23 February 2024!
Scroll down to find more information about webinars on the application process.

The $2 million Programs of Scale grant may be awarded to one member-led, evidence-based program that is ready to scale up over three to five years to increase its impact in one or more of Rotary's areas of focus. 

In the first step of the 2025 Programs of Scale competitive grant process, The Rotary Foundation will accept concept notes summarizing scalable programs. Applicants should be qualified Rotary and Rotaract clubs and districts that have long-term plans to partner with other organizations to significantly expand service projects that have demonstrated successful results.

To read about program impact and previous grant recipients visit
Learn more about Programs of Scale
How and when to apply
The deadline to submit your concept note is 23:59 Chicago time (UTC-5) on 1 August 2024.

To get started, read more about the application process including the new requirement to secure at least US$500,000 cash from organizations other than Rotary clubs and districts in the Rotary's Programs of Scale Grant Competition Handbook.

The main phases of the application process are:
  • 1 August 2024 concept notes due
  • October 2024 invitation to applicants with exceptional concept notes to submit full proposals
  • January 2025 full proposals due to The Rotary Foundation
  • January to March 2025 full proposals evaluated
  • April 2025 award decision
Learn how to apply by visiting the Application Process web page.
Concept Note Application
Participate in webinars related to Programs of Scale
To learn about strategies for developing resource partnerships register to attend the webinar Creating Partnerships for Success on February 23, 2024:To understand Programs of Scale and get tips for applying, register to attend the webinar Programs of Scale Competition: Insights and Tips for Apply in on 21 March 2024:*Please note the U.S. daylight savings time change between the first and second webinar. Use this time zone converter to get the local time of the webinar for your city on 23 February and this time zone converter for 21 March.
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