Community Awareness Grants 2017

This Grants round closed on 10.00 am AEST Thursday, 27 April 2017

The Organ and Tissue Authority (OTA) invites applications for Community Awareness Grants to conduct community awareness and education activities to promote organ and tissue donation.

The Organ and Tissue Authority invites applications to participate in the 2017 Community Awareness Grants program, which provides funding for targeted community-based awareness and education activities that are clearly aligned with the national DonateLife community awareness and education program. The focus of activities should be on promoting online registration on the Australian Organ Donor Register and the importance of family discussion and knowledge of donation decisions.

Applicants may choose to focus their project activities on engagement with the general community or target priority groups that are less likely to have decided or discussed organ and tissue donation – culturally and linguistically diverse, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, young adult (18-29 years) or male audiences.

Total funding of up to $430,000 excluding GST for:

  • Donor registration drives during DonateLife Week 2017 (30 July – 6 August), with a focus on encouraging online registration as part of the National Online Donor Registration Campaign and promoting the theme ‘Make it Count. Register now to save lives at’; and/or
  • Targeted awareness or education projects outside of DonateLife Week which increase Australians’ knowledge of the benefits of donation and transplantation and encourage registration on the Australian Organ Donor Register, and which are consistent with the National Community Awareness and Education Program.

The closing date for applications is 10.00 am AEST on Thursday, 27 April 2017.

It is anticipated that successful applications will be notified by Tuesday, 30 May 2017.

Please direct all enquiries to or phone (02) 6198 9800.

Unsolicited and ad-hoc requests for funding

The OTA may consider unsolicited or ad-hoc requests for funding on a case by case basis. Any requests received by the OTA will be assessed in accordance with the criteria specified in the Community Awareness Grants Program Guidelines for consistency and subject to the availability of funds.


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