Community and faith/beliefs organisations can apply for funding to support projects in England and Wales that positively engage Black, Asian, mixed heritage and minority ethnic communities in organ and blood donation.
The Community Investment Scheme is part of NHS Blood and Transplant’s commitment to build support for donation amongst Black, Asian, mixed heritage and minority ethnic communities.
The funding is for community and faith/beliefs organisations to drive awareness, understanding and behaviour change. Trusted local organisations can be effective at achieving these goals due to their specialist knowledge, understanding and footprint in the community.
Now in its third round, the scheme is broadening its scope to cover a range of health inequalities. Previously, the scheme focused solely on organ donation after death.
This year, the scheme is seeking applications across three areas of activity:
In addition, the Community Engagement Leads initiative is a new arm of the Community Investment Scheme which will fund strategic location-based partners to lead on engaging local networks in blood and deceased organ donation.
Registered charities, companies limited, charitable incorporated organisations, community interest companies and unincorporated groups may apply.
A total of £600,000 is available. Groups can apply for grants of:
Applications will be accepted from 2 November to 2 December 2020 (5pm).