Community and faith/beliefs organisations in England and Wales can apply for grants to build support for blood and organ donations amongst Black, Asian, mixed heritage and minority ethnic communities. The funding is being made through Round 3 of the NHS Blood and Transplant Community Investment Scheme.
Having previously focused solely on organ donation after death, we are now looking for applications across three areas of activity:
- Projects engaging Black, Asian, mixed heritage and minority ethnic communities in deceased organ donation (Total funding pot of £250,000)
- Projects engaging Black African and/or Black Caribbean communities in blood donation (Total funding pot of £150,000)
- Projects covering a combination of blood donation and deceased organ donation (funded using a combination of the above funding pots)
- Community Engagement Leads initiative: a new arm of the Community Investment Scheme, funding strategic location-based partners to lead on engaging local networks in blood and deceased organ donation (Total funding pot of £200,000)
Applicants will need to consider the current uncertainty around COVID-19 and the possibility of further periods of lockdown in any applications. For this reason, applicants will be encouraged to focus on digital delivery, and all projects will need to have a digital contingency plan for any face to face work.
The deadline for this round of funding is at 5pm on the 2nd December 2020.