The Earth sustains human life. That’s why LCIF is dedicated to helping Lions take on large-scale projects that will create a sustainable and healthy future for generations to come. From recycling programs to ensuring all areas have access to clean water, we’re working hard to keep the earth in its best condition.
50% of the world’s population will live in water-stressed areas in 5 years.
A 10% drop in global disease burden could be realized with universal access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation and hygiene.
Approximately 1,000 children die daily from preventable water- and sanitation-related diarrheal diseases.
50% of child malnutrition is associated with unsafe water, inadequate sanitation, and poor hygiene.
District and clubs qualifying for the program will have the option to use earned funds to carry out local projects and access those funds through the submission of a DCG Application or use them as part of the local matching funds component of other LCIF grant program applications.
About Matching Grants
Matching grants are large-scale humanitarian projects that address unmet needs. The project must serve a large population. Grants awarded are between US$10,000 and US$100,000.
Matching grants provide capital funding to help establish or expand Lions-initiated humanitarian service projects that address critical and diverse human and social needs around the globe. Funding is prioritized for the equipment and infrastructure needs of such projects. All grant proposals should be humanitarian in nature, in keeping with LCIF’s mission: “To support the efforts of Lions clubs and partners in serving communities locally and globally, giving hope and impacting lives through humanitarian service projects and grants.” Humanitarian service projects are charitable in nature and include vital health and human service needs not adequately addressed by governments and other funding sources.
Project examples include but are not limited to:
- Projects impacting the lives of youth in developing countries, including schools, orphanages and centers for street children.
- Projects impacting the lives of the disabled, including physical rehabilitation and the provision of facilities and equipment to help address the specific educational and vocational training needs of the disabled.
- Projects that strengthen access to and improve the provision of medical care in communities, including expanding and equipping charitable or not-for-profit medical facilities.
- Projects to address the needs of at-risk and vulnerable populations in the community, such as expansion of nursing homes, hospices, facilities for the elderly, food banks, and clean water and sanitation installation in developing countries.
- Projects that support long-term disaster reconstruction of important public and community facilities damaged or destroyed by natural disasters after all other LCIF funding has been fully expended (such as major catastrophe grants and designated disaster grants).
The applications for matching grants are due no later than 90 days prior to the start of the Board of Trustees meetings, which take place in January, May, and August. Click here to view the next application deadline.