Regional Statistics

One in 20 Australians aged 50-plus has moderate to severe vision impairment.

As much as 35% of Australians with diabetes have diabetic retinopathy.

Vision disorders cost Australia approximately $9.85 billion.

Statistics from IAPB , Macular Disease Foundation Australia , and National Library of Medicine

SightFirst Comprehensive Eye Care Grant

The mission of the SightFirst Grant program is to develop or improve comprehensive eye care systems to fight blindness and vision loss and to assist people who are blind and visually impaired in underserved communities.

Criteria and Application

SightFirst Research Grant

SightFirst Research Grants provide funds to support public health research initiatives that evaluate and directly influence the operation of the SightFirst program.

Criteria and Application

Matching Grant

Matching grants (previously called standard grants) are large-scale humanitarian projects that address unmet needs. The project must serve a large population. Grants awarded are between US$10,000 and US$100,000.

Criteria and Application

District and Club Community Impact Grant

Through the District & Club Community Impact Grants program, 15 percent of unrestricted contributions to LCIF are transformed into grants that fund local projects on a club and/or district level.

Criteria and Application

LCIF Leo Service Grant

Provides financial assistance to Leo service projects implemented by Leo clubs in a Lions multiple district or district. The goal of the grant is to support Leos to assess, plan and implement their own service projects.

Criteria and Application

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LCIF Australia Resources