Founded in 1980, the Australian Lions Foundation provides Lions Clubs across Australia the ability to quickly react in times of need, providing financial assistance for community projects and emergency service support to those affected by natural disasters.
When disaster strikes, Lions volunteers are always there, as demonstrated by the organisation’s vital and ongoing support in helping rebuild communities affected by the recent fires and floods.
Over $4.6 million has been raised in the Australian Lions Foundation National Bushfire Appeal and Australian Lions Foundation Chairman Tony Benbow OAM confirmed over $4 million has already been distributed to those in need.
Australian Lions Foundation works closely with Lions’ grassroots network to do whatever it can to assist in making a difference in their communities.
The efforts of Lions volunteers was recognised recently at the Lions Australia National Convention recently with a particular focus on the incredible impact Lions have and continue to make in supporting communities affected by the Summer bushfires.
Keynote speaker Rear Admiral Lee Goddard, who heads up the Minderoo Foundation’s Fire and Flood Resilience initiative presented a cheque of $130,000 to Australian Lions Foundation to help with its ongoing bushfire recovery support.
In addition to disaster relief Australian Lions Foundation also provides over 100 grants each year to help Lions clubs fund a range of initiatives and projects in their communities.