Standard Grant Criteria & Procedure
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  • 1. Standard Grant Criteria & Procedure
  • 2.  Helps Lions respond collectively and effectively to major global humanitarian concerns  Enables Lions-to-help-needy…especially in times of calamity and disaster  Funds projects too big for districts/clubs to do on their own
  • 3.  Develops relevant grant-making initiatives to help Lions better serve the world community  Leverages Lions’ financial support to raise funds from a growing number of governments, other foundations, and corporations
  • 4. SightFirst Int’l Assistance Emergency Major Catastrophe Core 4 Standard LCIF Grant Opportunities Division Manager
  • 5. What are Standard Grants?  Broadest category of LCIF funding  Matching funds up to US$75,000  Supports larger-scale Lions projects  Bottom Up: Lions identify/develop projects
  • 6. Mobile Health Units Hospitals, Nursing Homes Street Children’s Homes Medical Units Blind and DisabledWelfare Centers Eye Clinics and Research Centers Schools in Developing Countries
  • 7. Funding parameters  Primarily capital funding only (bricks and mortar)  Funding is for specific projects (not general operating support)  Must address important humanitarian need  Serves a large population
  • 8.  Cost-effectiveness important <  Must have at least 40% margin in Bank Account when application is made. LCIF now asking for 50%. Must have FCRA Registration or at least made an application. For new entities of less than 3 years standing may apply after sanction.
  • 9.  Several clubs need to be involved (min 2-3)  Local Lions must raise at least ½ of required local matching funds Application must be endorsed by district cabinet  Project must have a strong Lions identity and Lions volunteer involvement
  • 10. Budget Parameters  Must show income and expense  Need balanced budget  Lions funding should be itemized (# clubs?)  Show status of each funding source
  • 11.  Send proposal to Multiple LCIF Chairman to reach at least 15 days before Multiple Council Meeting.  Applications due 60 days before board meeting those received early have a faster review  Staff pre-reviews applications; clarifications and changes may be requested  LCIF Exec. Committee reviews applications that meet all preliminary requirements.
  • 12.  Applications are either approved (sometimes with conditions), tabled (pending further information) or denied  LCIF Grant money is not disbursed until local funds are collected.
  • 13.  Contact DG Team, LCIF District Coordinator or Multiple LCIF Chairman before applying.  Clearly lay out the project’s objectives, including number of beneficiaries  Fill out the application in its entirety and submit it ASAP 13
  • 14.  Highlight Lions’ financial contributions and involvement  Respond to review letter and queries  There is no funding for completed projects  Download form from LCIF website -
  • 15. Question and Answer Session
  • 16. Plan humanitarian service projects in support from LCIF “ Your single thought can serve millions”