6 Areas of Focus
There are a myriad of possible worthy community projects and each community has its own unique needs. To maximise the value and benefits of Rotary's local and global projects on the communities, the Foundation has identified six Areas of Focus. Supporting this focus is a set of policies and guidelines on statement of purpose and goals that help Rotarian's develop successful projects.
For Global Grants, projects must fall within these Areas of Focus. For projects using District Designated Funds (DDF), while there is more latitude in project types, arrangements and goals, our District also applies the Areas of Focus criteria to all Club applications.

6 Areas of Focus

Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
» Training leaders, including potential youth leaders, to prevent and mediate conflict
» Supporting peacebuilding in communities and regions affected by conflict
» Supporting studies for career-minded professionals related to peace and conflict prevention/resolution
Disease Prevention and treatment (excluding the PolioPlus programme)
» Improving the capacity of local health care professionals
» Promoting disease prevention programs, with the goal of limiting the spread of communicable diseases and reducing the incidences of and complications from noncommunicable diseases
» Enhancing the health infrastructure of local communities
» Educating and mobilizing communities to help prevent the spread of major diseases
» Preventing physical disability resulting from disease or injury
» Supporting studies for career-minded professionals related to disease prevention and treatment
Water and Sanitation
» Providing equitable community access to safe water, improved sanitation, and hygiene
» Strengthening the ability of communities to develop, fund, and maintain sustainable water and sanitation systems
» Supporting programs that enhance community awareness of the benefits of safe water, sanitation, and hygiene
» Supporting studies for career-minded professionals related to water and sanitation
Maternal and child health
» Reducing the mortality and morbidity rate for children under age of five
» Reducing the maternal mortality and morbidity rate
» Improving access to essential medical services, trained community health leaders, and health care providers for mothers and children
» Supporting studies for career-minded professionals related to maternal and child health
Basic education and literacy
» Involving the community to support programs that strengthen the capacity of communities to provide basic education and literacy to all
» Increasing adult literacy in communities
» Working to reduce gender disparity in education
» Supporting studies for career-minded professionals related to basic education and literacy
The NZ Dictionaries in Schools programme operates in this category for District grants
Economic and community development
» Building the capacity of entrepreneurs, community leaders, local organizations, and community networks to support economic development in impoverished communities
» Developing opportunities for productive work Reducing poverty in underserved communities
» Supporting studies for career-minded professionals related to economic and community development