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Membership Development Grants

Our organization's impact hinges on the growth of our membership and retention of current members. To support recruitment and member satisfaction, the Lions Clubs International Membership Development Committee offers Membership Development Grants on a competitive basis. These funds support a wide variety of membership efforts and activities, from a unique membership drive to a team building exercise, to recruit more members and to improve the experience of current Lions.

Grant Types

There are three types of Membership Development Grants. Follow the links below to learn more:

Additional Resources

View additional resources for Membership Development Grants:


Standard Membership Development Grant


To ensure global representation, Lions Clubs International has allocated the following amounts to each Constitutional Area, based upon membership size.  

Districts may apply for a maximum amount of US$5,000 and multiple districts may apply for up to US$10,000 for a Standard Membership Development Grant. If your district requires more funds, please consider applying for a Special Initiatives Membership Development Grant or a Large-Scale Membership Development Grant.


Amount Available
Each Year

CA I US$35,000
CA II US$12,500
CA III US$20,000
CA IV US$20,000
CA V US$10,000
CA VI US$25,000
CA VII US$7,500
CA VIII US$10,000








Click here for more information about Standard Membership Development Grant criteria.

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Large-Scale Membership Development Grant


If a Large-Scale Grant is desired, you must complete a Large-Scale Membership Grant application. This grant has a 3-year duration. The maximum amount for a selected Large-Scale Grant applicant is $15,000 per year for three years, or $45,000 total. Large-Scale Grants may have a retention or recruitment component, or both.

Click here for more information about the criteria for a Large-Scale Membership Development Grant.

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Special Initiatives Membership Development Grant


Grants that fall into the Special Initiatives Category  may include:

  • Replicas of previously successful grants.
  • Grants targeting clubs with demographics targeted for expansion, such as men-only clubs or clubs with less than 15 members.
  • Grants in excess of grant amount allotted for a single CA.
  • Grants targeting special initiatives/areas/types of clubs identified by the LCI Board.

Click here for more information about the criteria for a Special Initiatives Membership Development Grant 

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