Source: Mardi Shepard Australian Rotary Health 2020-21 Rotary District 9820
If you were wondering where the funds go, that you donate to Australian Rotary Health, here is a summary of their funds. The details of the funding for last year can be found in their Annual Report for 2019-2020 which has reported on their main fundraising activities for the year. ARH received over $1.6 million in donations this year, which was significantly less than the previous year of over $3.6 million. This reflects the difficult environment which we have all been living in over the 12 months. However, ARH was able to fund over $3 million on projects this year.
Most of the funds for this research goes to funding prevention, treatments and cures for mental illness through their Mental Health research scholarships.
31 Mental Health Grants for the mental health of young Australians aged 0- 25
10 Ian Scott scholarships for mental illness
4 post-doctoral fellowships for the prevention of mental health disorders
Partnering with Rotary clubs and District, individual sponsors, governments, businesses, and community organisations allow Australian Rotary Health to fund research in more general health areas such as cancer, diabetes and Children's Health
Australian ROTARY Health also passionately contributes to 3 programmes which focus on opening opportunities for trainee scholars
This year funds went to.
1 Rural medical scholarship
7 Rural and remote nursing scholarships
84 Indigenous Health scholarships to pursue a career in rural Australia upon graduation.
For more information on Australian Rotary Health, you can access the Annual Report on their website. Our ARH district committee support these projects and we look forward to keeping you informed  on how programs are progressing and any new initiatives over the next 12 months.