Explore Our Causes

Explore our causes and take action with us.  Our local Rotary club is made up of people in Ballina and around the world working together to clean the environment, end polio, improve our communities, and accomplish many extraordinary things every single day. 

Current local projects in Ballina include Marine RescueHeartfelt House, and the John Huegill Scholarship.
A range of local events are also organised or supported including our annual Ballina Fine Wine and Food Festival, and the recent Las Balsas 40th Anniversary civic reception and dinner which received the Ballina Shire Australia Day Community Service Award.
Services were also donated to the annual Charity Golf Day for Camp Quality.
Camp Quality

Bill Keenan presenting a plaque to Wayne Crawford, Club President

 We also assist many other worthy causes such as:
  • Ballina Lighthouse/Lismore S.L.S.C
  • Ballina SES
  • Heartfelt House
  • Marine Rescue
  • Our House
  • Paradise 101.9 FM Radio
  • Polio Plus
  • Rotary Foundation

WORLD WIDE CAUSES

We have identified specific causes to target to maximise lcoal and global impact.  Through global grants and other resources, Rotary International helps clubs focus their service efforts in the following areas:
PROMOTING PEACE
Today, 42 million people are displaced by armed conflict or persecution. Through our partnerships with several leading universities, Rotary Peace Fellows develop the skills to strengthen peace efforts, train local leaders to prevent and mediate conflict, and support long-term peace building in areas affected by conflict. We provide up to 100 peace fellowships per year at Rotary Peace Centers.
FIGHTING DISEASE
More than 100 million people are pushed into poverty each year because of medical costs. We aim to improve and expand access to low-cost and free health care in underdeveloped areas. Our members educate and mobilize communities to help prevent the spread of major diseases such as polio, HIV/AIDS, and malaria. Many of our projects ensure that medical training facilities are located where the workforce lives.Clean Water
Clean Water
PROVIDING CLEAN WATER
More than 2.5 billion people lack access to adequate sanitation facilities. At least 3,000 children die each day from diarrheal diseases caused by unsafe water. Our projects give communities the ability to develop and maintain sustainable water and sanitation systems and support studies related to water and sanitation.
SAVING MOTHERS AND CHILDREN
At least 7 million children under the age of five die each year due to malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation. To help reduce this rate, we provide immunizations and antibiotics to babies, improve access to essential medical services, and support trained health care providers for mothers and their children. Our projects ensure sustainability by empowering the local community to take ownership of health care training programs.
SUPPORTING EDUCATION
Sixty-seven million children worldwide have no access to education and more than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy.Educating Children
GROWING LOCAL ECONOMIES
Nearly 1.4 billion employed people live on less than $1.25 a day. We carry out service projects that enhance economic and community development and develop opportunities for decent and productive work for young and old. We also help strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.
For more information and polices, please contact us or review more reference material at https://www.rotary.org/en/areas-focus
Develop your own project.
Contact us about how you can help with our projects or get everything you need to for us to take on your project from idea to completion.  Whether you’re an experienced project leader or creating your first project, our project lifecycle resources can help bring your project to life.
Are you looking for funding?
Contact us to discuss how Rotary may be able to help.  Or read through our International guidelines here.

 

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