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Centennial Grant Program

Centennial Grant Program


For Multiple Districts and Single Districts not a sub-district of a Multiple District (The last date to submit Centennial Grant applications is March 31, 2018).

Lions Clubs International is providing grants to multiple districts and single districts to enhance local centennial plans and celebrations. Grant funding is based upon the guidelines of not to exceed US$1,500 per district within a multiple district. Regardless of the number of districts, no multiple district will be eligible for more than US$15,000. Single districts (not part of a multiple district) will be eligible for up to US$2,500.

Centennial grants to promote multiple/single district wide programs will be considered on a first come, first served basis. The grants are designed to assist multiple or single districts in raising public awareness of Lions and Lions programs during our Centennial period, beginning July 1st 2015, and ending June 30th, 2018.

Grant applications must be submitted to the public relations division at Lions Clubs International. The last date to submit Centennial Grant applications is March 31, 2018. The public relations committee of the Lions Clubs International Board of Directors will review grant applications at each of the regularly scheduled Board of Directors meetings (held three times per year) and make a recommendation to the Board for approval.  

Funding Criteria

The program must impact the entire multiple or single district. Extra consideration will be given to programs that will be conducted by a higher percentage of clubs within the multiple or single district.  Grants can only be for centennial purposes.  

Additional Conditions

  • Multiple districts and single districts can receive only one centennial grant. 
  • US and Territories MUST COMPLETE A W-9 FORM
  • Grants of up to US$15,000 will be considered (US$2,500 for single districts), with 20% matching funds required.
  • In the case of a multiple district, the council chairperson must sign the application after securing the concurrence of all district governors. The program chairperson must also sign the application. In the case of a single district, the district governor must sign, as well as the Multiple District Centennial Coordinator.
  • Within 30 days of the completion of the project, the centennial chairperson must submit a detailed post project report to Lions Clubs International public relations division manager. The report must be signed by the council chairperson and the centennial chairperson, or in the case of a single district, the district governor and the centennial chairperson. Included in the Project Report shall be:
    • Results of the program, including the impact on the image of Lions in the multiple district or single district
    • Detailed accounting of how money was spent including paid receipts for expenditures photocopies of all activities, printed materials and all necessary documents to support the program.
    • Detailed evaluation of the program


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