The Assistant Minister for Health, Senator Fiona Nash has announced that $463,000 (GST exc) is available to support community awareness and education activities about organ and tissue donation, and the importance of family discussion about donation decisions, through the Organ and Tissue Authority's 2014-15 Community Awareness Grants.

Submissions are invited for:

General community activities that align with the Organ and Tissue Authority's national community awareness and education programme, including activities to support DonateLife Week 2015 (August 2–9, 2015. Culturally and linguistically diverse community engagement activities, providing culturally appropriate information about organ and tissue donation to faith, language and cultural communities in Australia.

You can read the media release by Minister Nash at this link media release. The media release is also provided below.

Applications are invited for:

1.General community engagement

Community-based events and activities that are aligned to the OTA's National Community Awareness and Education Program. This may include activities to support DonateLife Week, the national awareness week for organ and tissue donation which is held between Sunday 2 August – Sunday 9 August in 2015) ), or other activities outside of DonateLife Week 2015. Total funding of $263,000 (GST exc) is available for general community engagement activities.

and/or

2.Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) community engagement

Community-based, culturally appropriate events and activities that will provide factual information about organ and tissue donation to culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Australia. This may include activities to support DonateLife Week 2015, the national awareness week for organ and tissue donation which is held between Sunday 2 August– Sunday 9 August in 2015, or other activities
outside of DonateLife Week 2015. Total funding of $200,000 (GST exc) is available for CALD community engagement activities.

Applicants must clearly identify the target audience(s) of their proposed activities.

The closing date for applications is 5.00pm AEST on Monday 20 October 2014.

It is anticipated that successful applicants will be notified by Tuesday 25 November 2014.

Information about the application process and relevant documentation can be found at http://www.donatelife.gov.au/tenders-and-grants (please click on 'Grants')

For more information about organ and tissue donation, please visit www.donatelife.gov.au

Please direct all enquiries regarding the Community Awareness Grants Program to grants@donatelife.gov.au or phone 02 6198 9800.

We also encourage you to send this announcement to members and networks that may be interested in the 2014-15 Community Awareness Grants and to consider publishing a link to the grants on
your website.

Senator the Hon Fiona Nash

ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR HEALTH  - MEDIA RELEASE 22 September 2014 DonateLife community awareness grants

Community groups and local organisations throughout Australia are invited to apply for awareness grants to promote organ and tissue donation.

The Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash, said $463,000 in grants is available to support community awareness and education activities about organ and tissue donation, and the importance of people discussing their donation decision with their family. "Community awareness activities play an important role in engaging people on the important issue of organ and tissue donation," Minister Nash said.

"The more we build awareness and start conversations about donation, the more we normalise what for some people can be a sensitive topic.

"Organ and tissue donation and transplantation rates have been steadily increasing over recent years. Last year, 1,122 Australian lives were transformed through organ transplants as a result of 391 organ donors and the support and understanding of their families.

"We know that families who have discussed and know the donation decision of a loved one are much more likely to say 'yes' to donation," Minister Nash said.

"That's whyit is so important for people who wish to donate to have a discussion with their family—so they understand and can help to act on that decision."

Minister Nash said $263,000 in grants would be available for general community activities that align with the Organ and Tissue Authority's national community awareness and education programme, including activities to support DonateLife Week 2015 (August 2–9, 2015). A further $200,000 would be allocated to activities that engage culturally and linguistically diverse communities, providing culturally
appropriate information about organ and tissue donation to faith, language and cultural communities in Australia.

"Schools,sporting clubs, universities, community groups and many other local organisations can play a role in championing the facts of organ and tissue donation," Minister Nash said.

The Community Awareness Grants are provided by the Organ and Tissue Authority. Applications are invited from non-government organisations and professional bodies,including community-based not-for-profit organisations and local government associations.

The closing date for applications is 5:00pm AEST Monday 20 October 2014. For more information, visit the DonateLife website: www.donatelife.gov.au

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#1 Gayle Raymond 2014-10-29 14:54
Did anyone apply?
 

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