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The Organ and Tissue Authority’s Community Awareness Grants program provides funding for community-based awareness and education activities that contribute to increasing public understanding of and support for organ and tissue donation for transplantation.
Additional information is available at: http://www.donatelife.gov.au/tenders-and-grants
Who can apply for funding?
Grant recipients should be non-government organisations (i.e. not funded solely through Commonwealth monies). To be eligible for funding, projects should have a not for profit focus and/or organisations should be a not for profit organisation, a community organisation or a local government association or agency.
Applicants that do not satisfy the eligibility criteria, will not be considered. To be eligible to receive a grant you must:
- be a legal entity, able to enter into a legally binding agreement,
- have an Australian Business Number,
- be registered for the purposes of GST, and
- have an Australian bank account.
Applications will not be accepted from:
- political organisations,
- Australian Government agencies, or
- commercial organisations proposing activities that are for profit.
Please note that if the following criteria are not met then your application will not be assessed:
- the OTA’s Grants Application Form must be used. Applications that do not use the Application Form will not be assessed;
- any applications received after the closing date and time will not be accepted and will be returned to the applicant, except where it can be identified that the OTA is at fault in causing a delay in receipt. This means any applications received at or after 10.01am AEST (Canberra Time) on Tuesday 3 April 2018 will not be accepted unless it is identified that the delay is the fault of the OTA,
- proposals that do not include sufficient information in the Application Form to support all merit criteria (outlined below),
- applications which have not completed each section of the Application Form, including the signed declaration,
- organisations must be financially viable to participate,
- requests for extensions will not be granted, and
- applications are to be written in English.
Thursday 8 March 2018: Opening date for applications
10:00am Tuesday 3 April 2018: Closing date for applications
Tuesday 3 April – Monday 30 April 2018: Assessment period
Monday 30 April 2018: Anticipated date that successful organisations notified
Wednesday 9 May 2018: Anticipated date that funding agreements sent to successful organisations
Wednesday 16 May 2018: Anticipated date funding agreements executed
Monday 21 May 2018: Project period commences
Friday 14 September 2018: Project period ends for all projects specific to DonateLife Week projects 2018 events
Friday 30 November 2018: Acquittal documentation including final report due for all project events and activities specific to DonateLife Week 2018 events
Friday 29 June 2019: Project period ends for all projects with targeted awareness or education projects
Tuesday 31 July 2019: Acquittal documentation including final report due for all non-DonateLife Week 2018 projects
- Ensure that all sections of the Application Form template have been completed and required supporting documents are attached. Use the checklist provided to ensure your application is complete before submission.
- Faxed applications will NOT be accepted.
Please email email@example.com attaching:
- electronic copy of your application in MS Word version, and
- an electronic copy of the whole application including the signed declaration in PDF format.
Applications may be submitted by email or post:
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By post to: Community Awareness Grants
Organ and Tissue Authority
GPO Box 295
CIVIC SQUARE, ACT 2608