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Organ and Tissue Authority 2023 Community Awareness Grants

Organ and Tissue Authority
Close Date & Time:
12-Dec-2022 10:00 am (ACT Local Time)
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Primary Category:
231018 - Public Health Services
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Selection Process:
Open Competitive


The Community Awareness Grant program is a competitive funding round which assists organisations with projects or activities that contribute to improving awareness and engagement within the Australian community about organ and tissue donation. The program seeks to encourage Australians to talk about donation, register as organ and tissue donors, and to their families know they want to be a donor. The grants are available to Australian organisations to undertake activities during the 2023 calendar year, aimed at raising awareness about organ and tissue donation among young people aged 16 to 25 and encouraging them to register as a donor. Funding for the grants has been separated into two categories – national events and innovative digital projects.


Each category – national events or digital projects – has different intended outcomes.

Category one: national events

The intended outcomes of this category are to:

§  extend the reach of the Organ and Tissue Authority’s community engagement and education program by maximising the participation in events or activities that raise awareness of organ and tissue donation among young people at a national level (i.e. the event can be scaled to be held/streamed/broadcast across every state and territory)

§  encourage registration among young people and discussion with their families.

Category two: innovative digital projects

The intended outcomes of this category are to:

§  use strategic digital projects, including but not limited to media, PR, advertising and educational activities, to encourage registration among young people and discussion with their families

§  develop and distribute innovative and strategic digital or social media content that will resonate with young people

§  increase knowledge of the benefits of donation and transplantation among young people.


To be eligible you must: 

  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN) 
  • be registered for the purposes of GST 
  • be a permanent resident of Australia 
  • have an account with an Australian financial institution, and be one of the following entity types: 

o    a [registered charity or] not-for-profit organisation 

o    a company incorporated in Australia 

o    an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust 

o    an incorporated association 

o    a joint (consortia) application with a lead organisation 

o    an Australian local government body 

o    an Australian state or territory government body  

o    an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Corporation registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 

You are not eligible to apply if you are: 

  • unincorporated association 
  • a Commonwealth government department or agency 
  • political organisations 
  • overseas resident/organisation 

You cannot apply for this grant opportunity if you already receive government funding for the same purpose. 

Applications that do not meet the eligibility criteria will not proceed to assessment. 

Eligible activities must directly promote organ and tissue donation to young people. 

You may wish to segment the audience further in your application (i.e. focusing on aged 16+ high school students, university students, people in their 20s, young First Nations people, or young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds). 

Your activities should complement the OTA’s national community awareness program, build support for organ and tissue donation and align to its Strategy

If your application is successful, you will work in partnership with the Organ and Tissue Authority to deliver on your grant opportunity. All activities must adhere to DonateLife branding and complement existing DonateLife communications and education activities.

Grant Activity Timeframe:

Outcomes for the Organ and Tissue Authority 2023 Community Awareness Grants are expected to be delivered during the 2023 calendar year.

Total Amount Available (AUD):


Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $11,000.00 to $88,000.00

Instructions for Application Submission:

To apply you must: 

§    complete the grant opportunity application form on the DonateLife website

§    provide all the information requested 

§    address all eligibility criteria and assessment criteria 

§    include all necessary attachments 

§ submit your application/s to by 10:00am AEDST Monday 12 December 2022. 

Other Instructions:

As part of your application, if relevant you must provide a current: 

§     workers’ compensation insurance certificate 

§     public liability insurance certificate 

§     professional indemnity insurance certificate.