The purpose of the Harold Thomas Rotary Trust is:
- To financially assist any child resident in the Pacific Islands who is in need of medical treatment or care in NZ, including fares and requirements in NZ, where this is otherwise unobtainable.
- To provide medical assistance for children in NZ or elsewhere.
- To provide for medical research and for other charitable purposes.
This Trust was established by RI Past President, the late Harold T Thomas (Rotary Club of Auckland), in 1973. In 1985 the Trust received a magnificent gift from the late Past District Governor Bernie Ross (Rotary Club of Manurewa), and his wife Mary, which added greatly to the capital of the Trust.
The Trust has available approximately $100,000 for distribution each year and meets "electronically" as well as every three months to consider applications for grants. Assistance to Rotary Clubs is usually limited to 50% of the cost of the project. There is a maximum of $5,000 for each project but may go to $10,000 in suitable cases
For further information or assistance with applications please contact the Trust Secretary.