• The Club will accept Community Grants Applications until November 24, 2023.  Grants will be issued in December 2023.

  • Applications will only be accepted from the Lions Club of Nelson membership area which is defined as approximately the City of Nelson, North Shore, Harrop, Proctor, Balfour, Taghum and Beasley.

  • Funding preference will be given to those projects that will provide the most service to the greatest number of people and/or those most in need

  • Applicants must meet the requirements of Qualified Donee as defined by Canada Revenue Agency. Under the Income Tax Act, qualified donees are organizations that can issue official donation receipts for gifts that individuals and corporations make to them. This includes (but may not be limited to):

    • A registered charity.
    • A registered Canadian amateur athletic association
    • A housing Corporation resident in Canada constituted exclusively to provide low-cost housing for the aged
    • A Canadian municipality
  • Be sure that your Organization’s name is exactly the same as it appears on your Revenue Canada Charitable  Registration  and/or Registered Canadian Amateur Athletic Association and to whom the cheque will be written.

  • Email completed applications to: or by mail at   GRANTS, Lions Club of Nelson, PO Box 492, Nelson, BC, V1L 5R3
  • Completed applications must be received by November 24th, 2023
  • You will be notified in December if your application is approved (only those applicants that are approved will be notified).
  • An itemized list of all estimated expenditures may also be required.
  • Successful candidates may be invited to attend a Lions Club of Nelson meeting to present their project.
  • Official receipt will be required when funds are received.
  • If your project is accepted for funding a member of the Lions Club of Nelson may be assigned as a project liaison to periodically  verify the progress of your project.
  • Written notification of the completion of your project is required where applicable.


A grant  application form can downloaded here, completing it and attaching it to an e-mail to



  • Granting of any funds is at the sole discretion of the Lions Club of Nelson
  • The Organization’s name on this application MUST match the name of the Organization registered with the Canada Revenue Agency and/or Canadian Amateur Athletic Association
  • PLEASE keep Application concise!
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