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Public Relations Grant Program


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Public Relations Grant Program
For Multiple Districts and Single Districts not a sub-district of a Multiple District

Strong programs that make a difference in communities are key to effective public relations activities for Lions clubs.

Public Relations grants to promote multiple/single district wide programs will be given on a first come, first served basis (total program budget is US$400,000) to increase public awareness of Lions clubs activities. The grants are designed to assist multiple or single districts in raising public awareness of Lions and Lions programs.

The public relations division manager at Lions Clubs International will review applications and will make final 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 advertising purposes, using either LCI provided materials or LCI approved materials developed locally.

Additional Conditions

  • Multiple districts and single districts that received a grant in the previous fiscal year are ineligible to apply for a grant until January 1 of the current fiscal year.
  • Multiple districts and single districts may apply and may submit only one application in a given fiscal year. Multiple districts and single districts receiving a grant must wait one year before applying for another grant.
  • US and Territories MUST COMPLETE A W-9 FORM
  • Grants of up to US$20,000 will be considered (US$5,000 for single districts), with 10% matching funds required.
  • A program chairperson must be appointed at the time of the application and a joint PR and Program Committee must be appointed before the first payment is sent from Lions Clubs International.
  • Following selection of grant recipients, half of the grant money will be made available.  The second half of the grant money will be provided following submission and acceptance of the required Project Report (see below for information on the required report). This report must be received by July 15 of the following fiscal year.
  • 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 program chairperson.
  • Within 30 days of the completion of the project, the PR and Program Committee 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 PR and Program Committee chairperson, or in the case of a single district, the district governor and the committee 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
    • Number of people served and number of clubs participating
    • Detailed accounting of how money was spent including receipts for expenditures
    • Detailed evaluation of the program
  • All funds must be expended by June 30th of the fiscal year in which the grant is given and any unspent funds must be returned to Lions Clubs International by July 15th of the following fiscal year.

How to Apply

To apply for a grant, please complete the Public Relations Grant Program for Multiple and Single Districts application.

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