Regional Statistics

In the past 30 years, the frequency and impact of natural disasters has quadrupled.

46 million acres+ have burned in thousands of fires since July 2019.

3,000+ homes have been destroyed across the country since January 2020.

1 billion+ animals are estimated to have been killed from fires as of January 2020.

80% of the Blue Mountains World Heritage area in NSW have been burned as of January 2020.

Statistics from Center for Disaster Philanthropy


Disaster Preparedness Grant

Lions are among the first organizations to offer help when a disaster happens and are often still there long after other organizations have left. With a disaster grant, they can do even more for Australian communities devastated by hurricanes, floods, fires, and other major events.

Criteria and Application

Emergency Grant

Emergency Grants provide up to US$10,000 for districts impacted by a natural disaster. Lions’ district governors may apply for Emergency Grants to help meet immediate needs such as food, water, clothing, and medical supplies.

Criteria and Application

Community Recovery Grant

Community Recovery Grants aid districts interested in supporting short-term cleanup and repair efforts in situations where other organizations have already addressed immediate needs. Lions’ district governors may submit proposals for Community Recovery Grants. Grants awarded provide up to US$20,000.

Criteria and Application

Major Catastrophe Grant

Major Catastrophe Grants are awarded for long-term reconstruction projects due to disasters that occur on a much larger scale. Major Catastrophe Grants are awarded at the discretion of the International President and the LCIF Chairperson and cannot be applied for by a district.

Your Help Goes a Long Way

There’s no telling when or where a disaster might strike in Australia. But you can help make sure that Lions will always be there when they’re needed.

LCIF Australia Resources