Does your club receive Matching Grants as a sponsor or host club? Does the project budget meet the US$30,000 Global Grant minimum? If not, can you reasonably increase the project scope to reach the minimum?
Do you have the administrative capability to develop acceptable measurement schemes and collect data? Will your club be able to support the project for a multiple year duration? Will you be able to guarantee sustainability as defined by The Rotary Foundation?
Will your project fall within an Area of Focus? (CAUTION: Be mindful that infrastructure can be an enabling element of a larger project, but normally will not stand alone. While many would naturally believe that Community and Economic Development is a catch all that will cover such projects, our case study shows that this is simply not true.)
If your project does not meet the Global Grant Minimum or fall within an Area of Focus, is there sufficient DDF (District Designated Funds) available to fund a District Grant? How many projects will your district be funding through this channel? What is the maximum grant size that you may reasonably expect?
Does your club or district participate in Group Study Exchange? Would a Vocational Training Team be an acceptable alternative? If you wish to fund a GSE Team, does your district have sufficient DDF to cover in addition to other projects? Does your district have the administrative capability to organize the elements of selection, and coordination with an international partner? Would your district be able to fund both ends of an exchange with a district that has limited DDF?
Does your club or district sponsor an Ambassadorial Scholar? Is sufficient DDF available to cover this effort?
Where does your club stand on the "service growth curve"? Does your club wish to sponsor larger projects? Will you be able to complete a climb to the pinnacle?