Rotary Foundation is Rotary's own charity that is funded by donations from the Clubs and individual members who choose to donate on a regular basis.


The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, education, and alleviation of poverty.


The Foundation's greatest global success has been the End Polio Now campaign that has over the last 25 years virtually eradicated Polio from all bar three countries. Rotary's funding of immunisation programmes has had a global impact. This impact has been enhanced by the matching of funds from The Bill Gates Foundation to the tune of many millions of dollars. Here in the Langport & Somerton communities residents will have seen purple crousses flowering during March. This recognised the challenges faced by Polio around the globe.


The current Polio Eradication cases this Calendar year is :-

                                                                          2018                                     2019

Wild Polio Virus (WPV)     

Afghanistan                                                    21                                             24          

Pakistan                                                          12                                             101


Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Virus (cvDPV)   - major outbreaks

The Congo                                                      20                                               61

Angola                                                               0                                               82

Nigeria                                                              34                                              18

Globally                                                           104                                           240


The Foundation also supports Districts and Clubs deliver their own aspirations with "matching grants", and encourages Clubs to work cross-nation on international projects.


Look at the projects funded with grants from Foundation by clicking HERE and look out for *


We meet on Thursdays at 6.30pm


The Langport Arms



TA10 9PD



We are now meeting via ZOOM due to COVID 19 regulations. Contact the President by email to get the link to the meetings




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