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Community 100 grants!

Posted on May 23rd 2016 by in Media Releases, News

Only 9 Days left for communities to nab $100,000 in grants

LCA6487 Centenary Poster PRF3Local 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 ( )

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 or


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
Robe Booragoon Williamstown Bruthen Seymour Goulburn
Noarlunga Morphett Vale South Perth Altona Cranbourne Lavington
Yankalilla & District Kwinana Deer Park Nunawading Corowa
Goolwa Mandurah Lara Vermont Kerang
Hahndorf Busselton Grovedale Waurn Ponds South Vermont
Mt Gambier Margaret River Geelong Corio Bay Heathmont


Balla Balla

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
Woolgoolga Jesmond Hornsby Greenacre Kingscliff
Maclean Hunter Business Frenchs Forrest Burwood Tweed Coast South
Hallidays Point Mayfield Waratah Balgowlah Yagoona
Cabramatta/Cabra Vale Cessnock Manly Lugarno


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
Proserpine Toowoomba West Fraser
Bowen Crows Nest Boyne Island
Townsville Castle Hill Cecil Plains Emu Park

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