MEDIA RELEASE - LIONS CLUBS ANNOUNCE $100,000 IN GRANTS - Lions Clubs Australia Lions Clubs Australia – We serve

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Posted on Sep 14th 2016 by in Lions100, Media Releases, News


Lions Clubs donated more than $100,000 to community projects throughout Australia through the Lions Australia’s Community 100 program. The program marking the Centenary of the organisations, will assist more than 100 worthy causes around Australia.

700 community organisations applied for funds under the program that was supported by County Style magazine. Projects included support for people with dementia, sports programs to integrate refugees, resilience building workshops for at-risk youth, community gardens as well as domestic violence and mental health initiatives.

Rob Oerlemans, Lions Australia Executive Officer said the Community 100 program has highlighted how many fantastic projects there are and how these grants can fund a much needed piece of equipment or keep a meal program running, for example.

“These amazing projects can make a significant impact to their local communities, and what better way to celebrate 100 years of service than by doing what has made us great, helping others,” said Mr. Oerlemans.

“For 100 years Lions have shared a core belief that the community is what we make it and Lions Australia’s Community 100 program celebrates this belief.”

In the Newcastle area a handful of projects were selected including working with Tantrum Youth Arts on their Manning the Fort play, which brings to life the hidden stories from Newcastle’s history.

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100% of all fundraising goes back into the communities we serve.


Nicole Charles| National Public Relations Officer| PH: 02 49408033| E:

Rob Oerlemans| Executive Officer| PH: 02 49408033| Mob: 0409778044| E:

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Lions Clubs International is the largest service club organisation in the world.  Its 1.4 million members in more than 46,000 clubs are serving communities in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the globe.  Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired, championed youth initiatives and strengthened local communities through hands-on service and humanitarian projects.  For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit

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