The Australian Lions Foundation is supporting the following ten Community 100 Program recipients with an additional $1000 to each project. The organisations are ecstatic about the additional funds to support either new or existing programs.
The projects meet one or more of the Lions Clubs International Centennial strategic goals – to build stronger communities through projects that:
- Engage the youth
- Improve the health of others, including those who are blind or living with low vision
- Help support people in need
- Protect and improve the environment by making our communities a better place for everyone
|Club Name||Project Summary|
|Bondi Lions Club||‘Staying Connected’ program will support people who have recently been diagnosed with dementia and their carers to develop and maintain their social networks so they can remain active and connected to their community as their diagnoses progress.|
|Brisbane MacGregor Lions Club||M-YES Inc. empowers youths from disadvantaged and diverse backgrounds to understand and embrace the opportunities that Australia has to offer via adult mentoring. The funding will purchase camera equipment to document events. These events help build a stronger relationship between the mentors and mentees and the volunteers.|
|Cessnock Lions Club||
Youth off the Street – Resilience building workshops for at-risk youth on behavioural management so they can learn to deal with their issues (such as bullying, conflict and anger) positively.
|Cranbourne Lions Club||Anglicare church group to establish and run ESL classes to new immigrants in the community.|
|Darwin Nightcliff Lions Club||Ruby Gaea Darwin Centre Against Sexual Violence Inc offers free counselling for women and children who have experienced sexual assault, as well as an education program targeting early intervention and community awareness. The grant will provide additional workshops in Katherine and outer remote areas.|
|Ingham Lions Club||Funding to assist with Alzheimer’s Café monthly meetings to include entertainment, morning tea and information on latest developments in Alzheimer’s.|
|Jesmond Lions Club||
Jesmond Football club established a refugee support program four years ago to help integrate refugees from Afghanistan, Sudan, the Congo and other countries. The program sponsors adults and children to play with the club, and is the first of its kind in the Newcastle region.
|Leeming and Districts Lions Club||Oberthur Primary Boys Shed – funding for a bicycle repair workshop for Year 5 and 6 students who struggle with reading, writing and basic literacy skills. Community role models and two teachers will mentor and educate the students.|
|Runaway Bay Lions Club||
Sailability is a community non-profit organisation whose principal purpose is to facilitate sailing and boating for people of all ages with a mental and physical disability. The funds will assist with maintenance and equipment.
|Western Sydney Lions Club||
Nautanki Theatre company is launching the pilot season of the Theatre Festival of South Asian Countries. The Festival aim is to not only showcase the diversity of talent residing within NSW but to also grow intercultural understanding and cross-cultural engagement by bringing together CALD communities with Australian audiences.