Activities provide benefits to the Community, including programs for our youth, medical research and health related activities, assistance to adults and children with disability and response to emergencies or disasters.
Lions Clubs in every town run many local activities. The activities may be to raise money for local people or projects. Usually a club would prefer to put the majority of money raised back into its local community.
Also the State or (Australian) Multiple Districts run Projects, which have been sanctioned by the majority of clubs, at an annual convention.
In addition, the International Association may sanction a worldwide project via the International Convention.
Activities which assist the community are funded by appeals, or donations and bequests from the public, but the administration of a Lions Club is generally self funded by the members themselves. They cannot appeal for Administration funds from the public unless it is specifically advertised as such.