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2018 Community Awareness Grants

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Organ and Tissue Authority
Close Date & Time:
3-Apr-2018 10:00 am (ACT Local Time)
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Primary Category:
231012 - Health Promotion and Prevention Programs
Publish Date:
Selection Process:
Open Competitive


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: 



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:

  • individuals,
  • 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.
Grant Activity Timeframe:

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

Total Amount Available (AUD):
Instructions for Application Submission:
  • 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 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:     


By post to:            Community Awareness Grants

                             Organ and Tissue Authority

                             GPO Box 295

                             CIVIC SQUARE, ACT 2608

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