The Orange Lions Club will again provide a limited number of mini-grants to eligible community organizations and/or individuals in 2016. The mini-grants program is intended to provide funds to worthy causes and activities in the town of Orange that might not otherwise be funded.
Orange Lions Club President Maria Sandillo has appointed Kevin Hadlock of Orange to chair the Community Mini-grants Program this year. Hadlock stated that blank applications to apply for mini-grants are now available at the High Plains Community Center in the Community Services Department, at the People’s United Bank branch on Orange Center Road, and also at the Case Memorial Library. He stated, “In addition to our ongoing commitment to fund anti-blindness programs and provide aid to those with sight problems, the Orange Lions feel that it is crucial to continue to use some of our fundraising resources for local community-based projects and activities. While the amount we can give away in 2016 will be less than in recent years due to two postponed fundraisers last year, we Lions feel it is important to give back to our community in this meaningful way.”
Orange Lions mini-grants may be for as little as $100 or as much as $1,500. Completed applications are due no later than Friday, January 29, 2016. All Orange non-profit clubs and related non-profit organizations, individual Orange residents, and Orange government entities, are eligible to apply. The recipients of Orange Lions mini-grants will be announced by the Orange Lions Club in February and awarded in early March at a reception.