The project has three primary sources of funding

Rotary International /
The Rotary Foundation

Our teacher training activities were initiated in 2011 with the help of a Rotary Foundation District Grant.  Activities thereafter were funded from other sources until March 2017 when a new 3-year project commenced, funded by a Rotary Foundation Global Grant project.

The Foundation Global Grants offered the potential for funding new projects to extend our training to new teachers in new areas.  Unfortunately that potential has been denied by the Foundation refusing to fund projects initiated by QEN, reserving their funds for projects iniated directly by clubs and districts.

The potential for Rotary funding has thus, at this point, been denied.

Rotarians who wish to know more can visit this explanatory page or download pdf.

Income from Capital Fund

In 2016 we received a grant of $800,000 from the estate of former Rotarian Andrew Jack of the Rotary Club of Portland, Western Victoria (District 9780).  This followed two previous grants which helped to sustain our operations in 2013 and 2014.

Following receipt of further major contributions, the funds now stands in excess of $1.5 million.

The funds have been invested and now provide a secure income stream.

This has been important in allowing us to assure LEARN of our ability to provide the funding needed to engage staff on indefinite employment contracts.

Donors / Philanthropists

Our achievements to date have been predominantly due to generous supporters, including many on our Newsletter email list.  If you would like to join this list, please email

Please refer to "How to Donate" to make your own contribution.