Leos play such an important role in the service mission of Lions. We value the contributions of young people to their communities as volunteers and service leaders. Anything we can do to encourage and enhance their service is a win for us all—Lions, communities and the world.
LCIF Leo Service Grant Program
With the support of LCIF, Leos can make a bigger impact in their communities, while being exposed to valuable leadership and life skills.
Grants are available to Lions districts and multiple districts in amounts from US$1,500 to US$5,000 to address unmet humanitarian needs in their community. Leos must be directly involved in organizing and implementing the project.
Successful applications will include a robust hands-on service or volunteer component. In addition, collaboration between Lions and Leos is required for the project.
- Leos painted, cleaned, and repaired a community center. Working together, Leos and Lions helped repair the building. The grant supported the purchase of paint, paintbrushes, trash bags, and small repairs in the building.
- Leos built a sensory garden in a playground for people with disabilities. Lions assisted the Leos to obtain necessary permits from local authorities. Leos and Lions did all of the labor to establish the garden. The grant supported the purchase of benches, plants, and paving stones.
- Leos hosted a dinner for seniors by preparing and distributing meals. Lions supported Leos with fundraising matching funds and managing logistics. Grant funds were used to purchase food, plates, and utensils.
Leo Leadership Grant Program
Provides financial assistance to a Lions multiple district, sub-district or single district interested in organizing a Leo leadership conference. The goal of the program is to further develop Leos' leadership skills, specifically in the areas of project management, communication, creativity and innovation, teamwork and planning community service projects.
Lions Clubs International awards a maximum of twenty-four US$2,000 reimbursable grants each fiscal year. The Leo Club Program Department reviews applications in the order in which they are received and approves eligible grants based on the content of the application.
Application and Deadline
To apply, complete the Leo Leadership Grant Application and email your completed application to the Leo Club Program Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are accepted between July 1st and May 1st or until funds are no longer available.
Leos Get Things Done
Leos everywhere are taking on projects to improve their local communities and the world. They are not only our future leaders, they are the ones shaping the future for generations to come.