   since 1936

Here's a sample of the projects we get involved in.

If you'd like to help with projects like these, or you have a project you'd like to suggest, get in touch with us.

Manly Fun Run & Walk

The Manly Fun Run and Walk is an annual event supported by Northern Beaches Council, Police, and a range of local community and private organisations. It involves a 10k, 5k, and 2k run and walk in and around Manly.

All money generated is donated to local community, national, or international organisations or people who need support.

Manly Trivia Trail

Set over a walking trail around Manly, teams are given clues to find strategically placed QR codes before moving on to the next one. It's a bucket load of fun!

We successfully ran a proof of concept in April 2021 and are currently working on a Trivia Trail that can run all year round!

All money generated is donated to local community, national, or international organisations or people who need support.

Lifelife Van Donation

Lifeline Northern Beaches

The lease on a truck Lifeline was using to collect donated clothing, books and accessories was due to expire and the vehicle itself sold.

After being made aware of this situation, the Rotary Club of Manly paid out the lease on behalf of Lifeline Northern Beaches who subsequently allowed the Rotary branding to be prominently displayed on their vehicle.

Stand Tall Camp

Stand Tall Camp and Annual Event

Nominated students attended a Stand Tall camp in the Manly area to actively participate in a program which enhances self-esteem and resilience. Rotary of Manly donated $20,000 in support and also organised local businesses to donate food for the camp. Club members cooked and served the food. In addition, volunteers from Rotary of Manly attended the Stand Tall event which hosted over 6 000 students at the International Convention Centre at Darling Harbour.

The program included entertainment and presentations from inspirational people to encourage students to overcome adversity and move forward.


Police Legacy Donation

For over ten years Police Officers from the Northern Beaches have assisted us in the organisation and logistics of conducting our annual Fun Run and Walk. Their help in the provision of Police Officers and vehicles on the day of the event is invaluable to us.

It’s excellent to be able to collaborate with the Police and over the years we have supported the Police Legacy Charity with a donation of $3000 each year the Fun Run has been conducted.

Braidwood Family

Generator and fencing for the Braidwoods

Support for a family in need after the Bushfires and who have a parent and sibling with ongoing medical needs.

Wheels for Rotary

Wheels for Rotary Raffle Draw

"Rotary Club of Manly kindly and professionally assisted in handling the funds raised by an online raffle “Wheels for Rotary” to raise funds for local Manly boy with Cerebral Palsy and his custom designed van giving him independence to manoeuvre himself in and out of a vehicle. The $5000 prize pool consisted of the ultimate Manly experience generously donate by the Manly business community. The raffle raised almost $8000 via social media marketing.

Thank you Manly Rotary!"

Mel Long

SES Flood Rescue Talk

SES training equipment

A team of volunteers from SES have helped us for several years with our Fun Run event. As a thank you, our club donated $2000 so that the SES could purchase much needed training IT and AV equipment.

Government support does not cover all their needs and we were pleased to be able to help.



Bushlink is a project which helps disabled teenagers and young adults acquire skills in plant propagation and bush regeneration. They focus on sustainability in all their projects.

Rotary’s financial contributions were used to construct and install irrigated plant propagation containers for use in local schools.

Grass Skirt Project

Grass Skirt Sports Project

Tahina Booth founded this organisation in 2017. Manly Rotary members collected sporting goods, equipment and sporting gear to send to PNG. The aim of this project is to help discourage domestic violence in the country.

There is limited money available for sport in PNG and gyms, schools, and sport clubs promote active inclusion. Sport is one of the ways both men and women can become strong, build personal confidence and become positive role models in the community.

Disabled Swing

Disabled Swing

Provision of a $10,000 donation to Manly Council as part payment for a disabled swing in a playground on the Steyne.

Rotary Exchange

Rotary Exchange

Suitable students promoted by International Rotary clubs.

Our last Exchange student was Chiara from Sacile, Northern Italy.

Northern Beaches Womens Shelter

Northern Beaches Womens Shelter

Instrumental in formation of the Northern Beaches Women's Shelter. Negotiated the deal with the Harbour Trust for the rental of 2 houses at a 50% discount to market rent which enabled the creation of the Crisis Centre.

Refurbished the buildings with carpets, paint, kitchen upgrade and security screens on windows and doors.

Support for Sailability

Support for Sailability

Sailability is a locally based organisation dedicated to giving disabled children and adults an opportunity to experience sailing in a custom-built craft.

Manly Sunrise (which later became Rotary Club of Manly) donated money for repairs and new equipment to insure the safety of the disabled client.

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels

Rotary Club of Manly was instrumental in the establishment of Meals on Wheels in Manly.

Senior Citizens Centre

Senior Citizens Centre

The Manly Rotary Club formed a committee with members from the local council and other service clubs with the objective of creating the first club built especially for the enjoyment of the elderly in NSW.

It still exists today.

Manly Hospital

Manly Hospital needed a specialised maternity bed and facilities in the emergency department to enable routine treatment without using an ER bed.

Clontarf Foundation

The mission of the Clontarf Foundation is to improve the education, self-esteem, life skills, discipline, and employment opportunities for young Aboriginal men. A key part of the commitment and reward process includes soccer, basketball, and boxing followed by a cooked breakfast before school.

Rotary of Manly donated $8,000 for a private office for student-staff interviews.

Royal Far West

A 3 year scholarship was funded by Manly Rotary.

Scholarship was granted through Rotary Health with the objective of researching the effectiveness of treatment at the Royal Far West.

Accommodation for overflow from the Manly Womens Shelter. Also used as student accommodation for Royal Far West

Manly Community Centre

Community centre administration area and stairwell refurbishment.

Redesigned the floor area and replaced desks and equipment where required. Replaced floor coverings.

Manly Hospital Medical Reference Library

The Rotary Club of Manly provided a medical reference library and endowed it to perpetuity.

Stewart House

Refurbishment of tiny tots bathroom to bring it up to a modern standard.

Great Community

"The Rotary Manly Fun Run & Walk is a community event that I have enjoyed as a participant for a number of years. I wanted to give back and so I joined the Rotary Club to be part of the team making this great community event happen. (We have a fabulous vision for the future of this run!) I enjoy that as a Club we focus on raising funds for our local community but we also support excellent international projects as well.

Get involved - You’ll be glad you did!"


Community & Friendship

"I originally joined Rotary out of a sense of giving back to the community after volunteering for many years in my kids activities. Now I appreciate a degree of community and friendship with the friends I have made through an active involvement with Rotary."


Fun and Rewarding!

"Finding local young people for Rotary sponsored scholarships is both fun and rewarding. It is an investment in the future of Manly. And doing it as a team makes it even better."


Still Amazed!

"Although I have been a Rotarian for over 30 years I am still amazed by the commitment of my fellow Manly Rotarians to helping those in our community in need"


Great Experience

"Four years ago I felt the need to offer something to the community and people who needed support. I was so warmly welcomed by Manly Rotary Club members that I decided to join immediately. Since that time I have have been involved in numerous projects to help our community and travelled to Kenya as a volunteer at an Orphanage that had been founded by a lady school teacher Rotarian in Queensland. What a great experience it has been over the last four years! "


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