Community Awareness Grants ProgramOverview
This program aims to assist organisations with projects or activities that contribute to improving awareness and engagement of the Australian community, the non-government sector, donor families and others involved in increasing organ and tissue donation.
There are no set minimum or maximum funding limits. The funding allocation to successful applications will be dependent on the merit of each application and the number of applications recommended for funding following the assessment process.
A total funding pool of up to $430,000 (excluding GST) is available in 2018.
Eligible applicants include not-for profit-organisations, community organisations or a local government association or agency and 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.
- Have an Australian bank account.
- Be non-government organisations (i.e. not funded solely through Commonwealth monies).
Please refer to the Guidelines for the complete eligibility requirements.
Eligible activities include:
- Community engagement based events and activities during DonateLife Week 2018 (29 July – 5 August), with a focus on promoting family discussion and encouraging online registration on the Australian Organ Donor Register (AODR) at donatelife.gov.au.
- Targeted awareness or education projects outside of DonateLife Week, which increase Australians’ knowledge of the benefits of donation and transplantation and encourage family discussion and registration on the AODR, and which are consistent with the National Community Awareness and Education Program.
Please refer to the Guidelines for the list of eligible activities for each category.
The main assessment criteria include:
- Value for money
- Nationally consistent community awareness and/or education
- Promotional and educational opportunities
- Capacity of the organisation
Please refer to the Guidelines for the complete information of these assessment criteria.
The following are ineligible for funding:
- Administrative expenses
- Similarity to project already provided for by the Commonwealth
- Capital equipment and capital works
- Individual scholarships
- Projects that duplicate existing projects in the same community
- Food/beverage expenses
- Political organisations
- Government agencies
- Commercial organisations proposing activities that are for profit