Grants to Support DonateLife Week 2012
The Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing, Catherine King announced the availability of $300,000 in Community Awareness Grants to support community-based activities held during DonateLife Week 2012 (Sunday 19 – Sunday 26 February 2012).
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21 September 2011
The Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing, Catherine King today announced the availability of $300,000 in Community Awareness Grants to support community-based activities held during DonateLife Week 2012 (Sunday 19 – Sunday 26 February 2012).
DonateLife Week is the national awareness week to promote organ and tissue donation coordinated by the Organ and Tissue Authority as part of the Australian Government’s National Reform Agenda to increase organ and tissue donation for transplantation.
Ms King said the theme of DonateLife Week 2012, “Ask and know your loved ones’ wishes”, was a timely reminder for all Australians to have the important discussion about organ and tissue donation with their families and to know each other’s wishes.
“This is important because, in Australia, the family of every potential donor will be asked to consent to donation proceeding,” Ms King said.
Community Awareness Grants are available for community-based activities that align with the DonateLife Week national theme. Community groups are encouraged to include promotion of the DonateLife Book of Life: A collection of life-saving and life changing stories from people touched by organ and tissue donation in their activities.
Ms King said activities should have a broad appeal across the general community or specific appeal to young adults, aged 18-29 years.
“Research shows that 43% of 18-29 year olds have not made a personal decision about becoming a donor and only 50% know the donation wishes of their family members,” Ms King said.
The Community Awareness Grants are provided by the Organ and Tissue Authority
as part of its ongoing community awareness and education program to help Australians get the facts about organ and tissue donation to support them in making an informed decision and sharing their decision with family members.
The closing date for applications is 5.00pm AEST Wednesday 26 October 2011. For details about the Community Awareness Grants and how to apply visit the DonateLife website at www.donatelife.gov.au.
For all inquiries, contact the Parliamentary Secretary's office 02 6277 4230
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