Rotary Australia World Community Service Ltd (RAWCS) and Rotary Australia Benevolent Society (RABS) assist Rotary Clubs develop and manage National and World community service projects. Australian Rotarians participate in activities to improve the lives and living conditions of others and to promote international understanding and goodwill.
RAWCS Overseas Aid Fund and Rotary Australia Benevolent Society are Deductible Gift Recipients (DGR) so are able to offer tax deductible donations from organisations who wish to support our worthy projects within and outside Australia. You can search here for over 350 projects, particularly in the Pacfic Rim area. If you know the number of the project you are interested in, you can donate here, in many cases via our secure on-line page.
Six areas of focus have been identified by Rotary International. These areas reflect critical humanitarian issues and needs that Rotarians are addressing worldwide. RAWCS Projects align with these areas and examples of projects in these areas are available below.
Discover a project to provide updates to Loisa Hospital on Trobrian Island, Papua New Guinea to "Save the Kula Babies" by improving pre-natalcare for mothers and medical and health aspects of birthing and nutrition
Year 12 students from Western Australia, as an alternative to "Schoolie's week" , help with a Timor Leste village project that provides water wells.
Pantea Beigi from Australia (second on a left) participates in the Peace and Conflict Resolution Workshop: Unarmed Civilian Peacekeeping during Rotary World Peace Symposium Breakout Session III. Rotary International Convention, 4 May 2012, Bangkok, Thailand.
Orkeeswa Secondary School is located in rural, north western Tanzania, and is part of the Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania . The Rotary Club of Geraldton, WA, is raising funds to provide improved facilities at the school, a computer room, science building, a library and a sports pitch.
The project in Fiji aims to alleviate subhuman living conditions for impoverished families. Volunteers working with community residents have built 705 homes in country areas and 111 homes at Koroipita community, Lautoka. Around 3600 people have been housed.
RAWCS has established the Rotary Australia Benevolent Society (RABS) to assist Rotary Clubs and Rotary Districts within Australia to respond to needs within their own communities and to gain tax deductibility for donations made to their projects which provide direct relief to people in need.
RAWCS Overseas Aid Fund is a Deductible Gift Recipient so is able to offer tax deductible donations tp support organisations with worthy projects outside Australia. Rotary Australia Benevolent Society (RABS) can provide a similar service within Australia.
Our Rotary Australia Overseas Aid Fund ( ABN: 21 388 376 554 ) holds the following registrations which will enable it to accept tax deductible donations and grants from all sources in Australia including business coorporations and not-for-profit organisations.