Black, Asian and minority ethnic funding call
Invitation to apply for funding to promote deceased organ donation within black, Asian, mixed race and minority ethnic (BAME) communities
NHS Blood and Transplant has launched a funding call to enable organisations to apply for funding to positively engage local communities in organ donation, address myths and barriers, and increase support for organ donation among black, Asian, mixed race and minority ethnic communities.
This scheme is part of the Government’s commitment to building support for organ donation amongst black, Asian, mixed race and minority ethnic communities and we are aware that local trusted organisations may be more effective at doing this due to their specialist knowledge, understanding and standing in the community.
Applications can cover activity in England, Wales or both countries. The maximum amount organisations can apply for is £10,000.
Applications for activity proposed in England must be able to demonstrate how they will inform and engage people living in England around the change in the law around organ donation and encourage people to make and share their donation decision.
The deadline for applications is 5pm, Sunday 1st September 2019.
Late applications will not be accepted.
To help interested organisations understand more about organ donation, the need for more donors from black, Asian, mixed race and minority ethnic communities, the change in the law around organ donation in England and the funding scheme, we held a workshop in London on Wednesday 7 August 2019. Slides from the workshop are now available to download.
Current attitudes to organ donation among black, Asian and minority ethnic communities
The lower levels of support and shortage of organ donors from these communities matters because 35% of patients waiting for a kidney are from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. Although many black, Asian and ethnic minority patients are able to receive a transplant from a white donor, patients wait longer for an organ and others may die if there is no donor from their own community.
More donors from black, Asian, mixed race and minority ethnic groups are urgently needed to address an increase in patients from the same communities dying whilst waiting for an organ transplant.
One in five people who died on the Transplant Waiting List in 2017/18 was from a black, Asian or ethnic minority background.
This is essential reading. Below are links to the documents you need to make an application.
Please read all the documents prior to making your application to give yourself the best chance of success!
- Project scope
- Summary of projects funded through the first round of the BAME Community Investment Scheme in 2018/19
- Application Form for funding up to £2,499
- Application Form for funding of £2500 - £10,000
- How to make a successful application for funding
- Information on how applications will be assessed – for projects in England or England and Wales
- Information on how applications will be assessed – for projects in Wales
- Celebrity and VIP safeguarding guidelines
- Information about the Hindu and Jain steering group
- Final Evaluation Report
- Guidance on completing monitoring forms
- Workshop slide set: slides from the workshop held on Wednesday 7 August 2019 (pptx file, 48.1MB)
- ZIP of all files (34.7 MB)
Have you recorded your organ donation decision?
English organ donation law is changing
How will the change to an opt out organ donation system for England affect you?
Organ donation law where you live
Organ donation laws vary in different countries across the United Kingdom.