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Community Awards – Lions charity bonanza for local charities

Up to 10 local charities or voluntary organisations will be awarded a grant of up to £600. If you have a project that we can support that will benefit our community then we’d welcome your application.

Lions President Lindsay Wrightson has launched our awards programme this year. Previous recipients include Acorn Community Care, Carers Plus Yorkshire Rainbow Lane Project, Malton White Star Band and the North Yorkshire Music Therapy.

The closing date is Monday 6th May


We are proud to have worked across Malton, Norton and District since 1963.  Our 1.4 million members in 46,000 clubs who perform community service in 210 countries and geographic areas are different in many ways, but share a core belief.

As a group of almost 40 Lions, we have fun supporting our local community and organising a range of events to raise money for good causes, locally, nationally and internationally.

We usually meet on the 4th Thursday of every month except June & December at the Talbot Hotel, Malton

For some it is the wish to put something back into their community, for others it’s the desire to make a difference. Whatever your motivation for wanting to join Lions we would love to hear from you. Our motto is “We Serve” –  our projects are very diverse and we aim to support anyone in our community who needs our help. Take a look at our About Us to find out more.

It is often said, ‘Where there’s a need there’s a Lion’, which is very true. We organise a wide range of events and activities every year.

Our key fundraisers are the annual golf event at Sandburn, the horse racing night and our Santa’s Sleigh which tours Malton, Norton and the surrounding villages during December. In addition, our summer lunch has traditionally raised money for a nominated charity – for the last two years this has been the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

We deliver Fish and Chips at a subsidised price to people with serious mobility issues between October and April each year. We take Ryedale Special Families on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway in October, travelling to Whitby and providing picnic boxes, ice cream and entertainment in our private carriage during the journey. We entertain up to 200 senior citizens each year at Malton Rugby Club where they sit down to a 3-course turkey dinner and we entertain them with bingo, music hall style entertainment and a tombola where everyone wins at least one prize! Additionally, our welfare team considers individual requests for assistance based on their merits – our resources are limited so we can only support some of those who are referred to us.

We usually meet on the 4th Thursday of every month except June & December. We meet at the Talbot Hotel in Malton. Please get in touch if you plan to attend a meeting as dates and venues can change.

If you would like to know more about becoming a member please contact us or speak to any Lion.

There is no minimum time commitment required from members, but we all try our best to work our commitment to Lions around the demands of our family and work lives. It is entirely up to you. You can commit to as little or as much as you like, and we understand that sometimes our priorities change. Some members who run their own businesses can be very flexible, whilst others have full-time commitments. We also have members who are retired and enjoy giving back after a lifetime of work.

Our members come from a wide range of backgrounds and have a diverse range of interests. Some members prefer to work on Youth projects whereas others prefer Welfare activities, and others enjoy helping older members of our community. We have one common interest which is to make a difference in our community. Our meetings are lively and enjoyable, and we also have a number of social events such as the Summer Lunch, Burns Night Supper and our Racing Night. We have fun serving the needs of local people.


Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) recently surpassed the US$1 billion milestone in grants awarded for global humanitarian service.

Since its founding in 1968, LCIF has strived to sustain Lions’ humanitarian service goals throughout the world, awarding more than US$1 billion in the four focus areas of sight, youth, disaster relief and humanitarian efforts.
In 1972, what seemed like routine flood warnings to the community of Rapid City, South Dakota, USA, soon turned into ravaging floods that took the lives of more than 200 people and left more than 5,000 homeless. LCIF awarded its first grant to help the community of Rapid City rebuild, and Lions quickly got to work providing relief supplies in the wake of this catastrophic event. LCIF’s legacy was born: providing local Lions with the assistance they need to improve the lives of people within their communities.

In addition to disaster relief, LCIF is dedicated to a range of humanitarian service projects, and continues to develop and expand programs that meet emerging needs worldwide.

“In our nearly 50 year history, LCIF has enabled Lions in communities around the world to make a significant difference in the lives of millions of people,” says Dr. Jitsuhiro Yamada, 2016-2017 Chairperson of LCIF. “We are proud of our accomplishments. The US$1 billion milestone in grants awarded is something of which all Lions can be proud.”

LCIF is the charitable arm of Lions Clubs International, supporting the compassionate works of Lions around the world. Find out more by going to the LCIF website.

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