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Community Awareness Grants Program


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 $473,000 (excluding GST) is available in 2019.

Who Can Apply?

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

Eligible activities include:
- Community engagement based events and activities during DonateLife Week 2019 (28 July – 4 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.

Main Assessment Criteria

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 the 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
- Individuals
- Political organisations
- Government agencies
- Commercial organisations proposing activities that are for profit

Documentation Uploaded
Acknowledgement Guidelines 2019-02-27 Download
Funding Agreement 2019-02-27 Download
Application Form 2019-02-27 Download
Recipients 2019-10-09 Download
Guidelines 2019-02-27 Download

Use these documents as a guide only - always get the latest direct from the Administrator

Status Pending
Opening Date 25 Feb 2019
Start By Date 28 Feb 2019
Closing Date 14 Mar 2019
Closing Information
This program is available annually. The next funding round is yet to be announced.

Funding Type Grant
Co-contribution Yes
Competitive Yes
Eligible Activities
Health : Other
Gender Any
Age Any
Who Can Apply?
Applicable to Churches Yes
Eligible Organisation Type(s)
Difficulty Rating
Tier Federal
Department of Health
Program Administrator
Organ and Tissue Authority
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