Lions Club grants available in Milford

The Milford Lions Club Service Foundation will again be accepting applications for grants from the Eunice S. Reed Fund to benefit the Greater Milford Community. Applications will be accepted during January, 2019, and must be postmarked no later than 5 p.m. January 31, 2019. Grant checks will be awarded by late May or early June, 2019.

The Milford Lions Club has established this grant program to enable prospective recipients to develop or expand projects of significant benefit to the Greater Milford Community.

In 2018, this program awarded grants totaling $65,000 to 18 very deserving organizations. It is expected that a similar amount will be available for grants in 2019.

Requests for a minimum of $5,000 are preferred; however, smaller amounts will be considered. This is a matching program, with grant recipients required to provide at least l0 percent of total project funding, unless in the judgment of the Lions Reed Fund Awards Committee the project merits waiver of this requirement. The application letter must include the purpose of the project, the amount being requested, how the funds are to be spent, and a schedule for completion of the project.

Eligible applicants include schools and other youth organizations, nonprofit organizations, public welfare organizations, environmental groups, civic associations, etc.

Cooperative partnerships involving multiple parties, including private industry are also welcome to apply. Grants will be awarded to applicants whose projects, in the judgment of the Milford Lions Club, will be most beneficial to this community.

Application forms are available on the Milford Lions Club website, www.milfordlions22d.com, or from members of the Milford Lions Club. All applications must be fully completed, signed, and mailed by the deadline in order to be considered.

Questions on the grant program may be directed to Lion Tom Reiss at 725-5843 or 908-581-7931.

Send completed applications to: Awards Committee Chairperson

Milford Lions Club Service Foundation

P.O. Box 25

Milford, DE 19963.

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