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Local Charities Invited to Apply for Grants

Are you or a group you are volunteering with making a difference to our area? Then why not apply for one of our grants?

Our local charities funding scheme is now open. Applications for grants are welcomed from small groups or individuals who are delivering projects that benefit our local community, especially those who might have difficulty in accessing grants. The grant amount is up to £600. Applications are welcomed from those groups who haven’t considered applying for support before.

All applications must be received by Friday 23rd April at 5pm.

Find out how to apply here


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.  When Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, we will update our venue details.


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. 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.

Our key fund raisers 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! And we consider 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.

When Malton and Norton was hit by severe floods in 2000 we received donations from Lions Clubs around the UK and from Lions Internationally – the money going in to the appeal fund managed by the two towns to benefit those worst affected.

We usually meet on the 4th Thursday of every month except June & December. When Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, we will update our venue details.

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


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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