Gran's Van has been providing help to the homeless and hidden poor of Devonport since 2006.
In 2016, the Mersey Devonport Lions club agreed to add Gran's Van as an ongoing project. The club has agreed to dedicate at least one BBQ to Gran's Van per Lions year and also to regularly donate items such as clothing, blankets and non-perishable foods from January 2017 onwards.
The BBQ held at Coles on Saturday October 22 2016 was the first to be dedicated by the club to Gran's Van. Gran's Van President Felicity Sly and Gran's Van Coordinator Malcolm Paterson attended on the day.
At the Thursday night dinner meeting on November 3, Felicity Sly, President Gran's Van Association was invited to attend as guest speaker. Felicity spoke about the history of Gran's Van, Gran's Van's objectives and her experiences of volunteering with the van. At the end of her talk, President Dennis Appleby presented Felicity with a $500 donation and a framed certificate from the Mersey Devonport Lions Club congratulating Gran's Van for 10 years of service to the Devonport community.