Millions of people throughout the world lack access to items and services that many of us take for granted. Through standard grant projects, communities gain access to education, technology, health care, safe places for children to play and many other life-changing improvements. Standard grants involve identifying what is needed most for a community, and making it a life-changing reality.
Providing matching funds from US$10,000 to US$100,000, Standard grants are approved for large-scale Lions' humanitarian projects and are the most common type of grant awarded. Projects must serve a large number of people and must be beyond the scope of traditional club and/or district fundraising activities. Standard grants generally provide capital funding for equipment and infrastructure needs. Typical projects include mobile health units, hospices, nursing homes, medical units, street children's homes, blind and disabled centers, eye clinics, research centers and schools in developing countries.
Due to the establishment of the new LCIF Board of Trustees, board meeting times and some grant application deadlines have changed. After January 2016, applications for Standard grants are due no later than 90 days prior to the start of board meetings. Applications will now be reviewed in January, May and August. The next deadline for Standard grant applications is October 7, 2016.
Materials for Standard Grants:
- How to apply for a Standard Grant
- Standard Grant criteria and application
*New!* Updates made to the Standard grant application include regulation 7 and criteria 4, 7, 11, and 14.
Examples of recent Standard grants include:
Italy, District 108-IA1 — US$74,463 was given to Lions in District 108-IA1 to help equip a Lions Vision Center, which will focus and coordinate all vision related Lions activities. It is estimated that nearly 12,000 people will benefit from this equipment.
Bulgaria, District 130 — US$57,600 was given to help Lions in District 130 equip a neonatal ward at the Multi-Profile Hospital for Active Treatment Ruse AD. It is estimated that nearly 3,866 premature infants will be examined annually.
Nigeria, District 404-B — A grant of US$75,000 was given to Lions in District 404-B to help construct a home for cancer patients receiving treatment at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital. It is expected that more than 500 cancer patients will stay at the home each year while receiving treatment.