Only 9 Days left for communities to nab $100,000 in grants
Local projects across Australia have only 9 days left to take advantage of more than $100,000 in grants as part of Lions Australia’s Community 100 program.
The $100,000 will be available in the form of $1000 grants to more than 100 projects which make a difference to the community in the fields of youth, vision, hunger or the environment.
More than 249 applications have already been received, with 30 percent of applicants coming from rural and regional communities.
Lions Australia Executive Officer Rob Oerlemans said the Community 100 grant opportunity had brought some amazing projects to light.
“We are urging all prospective community projects big or small to take advantage of this opportunity,” Mr Oerlemans said.
“Even the smallest project can make a world of difference to a local community and it has been fascinating to see the diversity of projects which have already submitted applications.
“Projects which could soon be brought to life include a pay it forward clinic, a grow your own food package program for struggling families, free community gardens, markets as well as domestic violence and mental health initiatives.
“The applications are as varied as the communities they come from, ranging from new playgrounds, bike paths and family fun days through to a welfare program for injured wildlife, services for people with disabilities and a food truck for the homeless. “
The Community 100 program was launched in February 2016 to mark Lions Club International’s centennial and grant applications will close on June 30, 2016.
Lions Australia has recruited more than 100 Lions clubs across Australia which are helping to roll out the Community 100 grant opportunity locally.
“The program brings together our clubs in a campaign designed to drive awareness, while also helping to fund new projects in the communities we serve,” Mr Oerlemans said.
“There is no end to the difference these projects can make to their local communities and what better way to celebrate 100 years of service than by doing what has made us great, helping others.”
Applicants for the Community 1000 program are encouraged to apply online via (http://www.homelife.com.au/lifestyle/things-we-love/community100 )
Local clubs will then select three finalists, from which Lions Australia will nominate a winning project by mid-August 2016.
For more information on how to apply and submission criteria please visit http://www.homelife.com.au/lifestyle/things-we-love/community100 or http://lionsclubs.org.au/activities/community100
Local Lions clubs participating in the Community 100 program include:
|South Australia||Western Australia||Victoria||Darwin|
|Angle Vale||Forrestfield-High Wycombe||Ballarat||Colac||Lysterfield||Darwin Nightcliff|
|Clare District||Kalgoorlie||Sunbury Hume||Camperdown||Sandringham|
|Hallett Cove||Leeming & Districts||Essendon||Nhill||Mordialloc-Mentone|
|Noarlunga Morphett Vale||South Perth||Altona||Cranbourne||Lavington|
|Yankalilla & District||Kwinana||Deer Park||Nunawading||Corowa|
|Hahndorf||Busselton||Grovedale Waurn Ponds||South Vermont|
|Mt Gambier||Margaret River||Geelong Corio Bay||Heathmont|
|Geelong Sth Barwon||Wheelers Hill|
|New South Wales|
|Tamworth||Kangaroo Valley||Singleton||Epping Eastwood||Kogarah|
|Quirindi||Queanbeyan||Sydney Inner West||Kings Langley||Cronulla|
|Bonville Sawtell||Cooma||Sydney Waratah||Western Sydney||Penrith|
|Orara Valley||Elermore Vale||Bondi||Parramatta||Richmond|
|Dorrigo Plateau||Adamstown||Sydney Pacific||Bankstown||Oatley|
|Maclean||Hunter Business||Frenchs Forrest||Burwood||Tweed Coast South|
|Hallidays Point||Mayfield Waratah||Balgowlah||Yagoona|
|Brisbane MacGregor||Ingham||Bribie Island|
|Logan West||Edmonton||North Lakes|
|Brisbane Camp Hill/Carindale||Malanda||Maleny Blackhall Range|
|Apple Mac||Brisbane Nundah||Woodford|
|Runaway Bay||Golden Valley Keperra||Cooroy Pomona|
|Brisbane Pinelands||Ashgrove/The Gap||Gympie|
|Bowen||Crows Nest||Boyne Island|
|Townsville Castle Hill||Cecil Plains||Emu Park|