The Rotary Club of Grays Thurrock often has funding available to support individuals or groups living or working in the community of Thurrock. We are also pleased to consider offering practical support for local projects.

The Rotary Club aim to be flexible and will consider all applications on their merit. We frequently make donations of between a few hundred pounds up to about £1,000.  In order to apply for a community grant you must either live or work in Thurrock and your project must be of a charitable nature that, preferably, makes a positive difference to either the Thurrock community or an individual living in Thurrock.  However this is not a hard and fast rule as our community committee will also consider applications that make a difference outside of Thurrock. Please note that the club does not normally make funds available for anything that would generally be provided by the state.

The following are some very diverse examples of previous grants which may help you decide whether or not to apply : 

  • helping a family send their son to the USA for an operation that was not available on the NHS
  • making a contribution towards equipment for a disabled riding school
  • providing safety equipment for a scout group; organising a special day out for a group of disabled children
  • covering the travelling costs of a member of the England Youth Netball Team that lives in Thurrock
  • funding a Christmas Day celebration for the elderly in our community
  • making a contribution towards building a storeroom for a voluntary playgroup
  • providing financial support for a group of young people attending a youth conference overseas

If you would like us to support your project or if you would like to be considered for a grant please contact the Chair of the Community Service Committee by:

By Post -  The Rotary Club of Grays Thurrock, c/o The Orsett Hall Hotel and Restaurant, Prince Charles Aveneue, Orsett, Essex RM16 3HS 

By Email - contact the current community service chairman via the link on the home page. 

Please outline your project and let us know how you think we may be able to help. It is also important for you to tell us how you intend to spend any grant and how your project will make a difference.

We look forward to hearing from you and wish you the very best.