Grants and tenders

Applications are now CLOSED for 2023 DonateLife Community Awareness Grants

This grant opportunity supports the Organ and Tissue Authority’s community awareness program — a nationally coordinated program to increase awareness about organ and tissue donation. The program seeks to encourage Australians to talk about donation, register as organ and tissue donors, and to let their families know they want to be a donor.

Applications are open for community-based initiatives during 2023, with a total of $385,000 in funding available across two categories:  

  • National events
    National community awareness events that reach a mass youth audience to encourage registrations on the Australian Organ Donor Register.
  • Innovative digital projects
    Strategic digital activities targeting young people to encourage registrations on the Australian Organ Donor Register.

2023 Grant Guidelines

The guidelines outline eligibility and assessment criteria for all applications, and information about how to apply.

Download the 2023 Grant Guidelines

Applications close 10:00am AEDST Monday 12 December 2022, no further applications will be accepted. 

For more information or questions, please contact 

Grants and tenders

We provide a number of grants and tenders to help increase community awareness of organ and tissue donation.


Our grant programs support organisations and projects that encourage more Australians to talk about organ and tissue donation and register to be a donor. We know that increasing community awareness about donation results in more people saying ‘yes’ to donation.

DonateLife Partnerships

We have partnered with a broad group of national partners and community groups that help us to increase our reach and engagement about organ and tissue donation in more Australian homes.

DonateLife Partnerships have been awarded to 7 organisations in the sport, media and health care sectors as part of the 2020-21 Budget measure: Partnerships – Promoting Organ and Tissue Donation, providing funding of up to $4.0 million over four years from 2020-21 to 2023-24.

See: Our partners

Community Awareness Grants

Our Community Awareness Grants support community-based awareness and education activities that contribute to increasing public understanding of and support for organ and tissue donation for transplantation.

Successful grants awarded through the DonateLife Community Awareness Grants program were announced in March 2022. 

Applications are currently open for 2023 Community Awareness Grants. Please see top of this page for further information. 

See: Our partners


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