NHS Blood and Transplant, BAME community investment scheme

18th July 2019

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.

Community organisations in England can apply to the BAME community investment scheme for grants of up to £10,000. Applicants 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 funder is particularly interested in projects engaging black Caribbean and black African communities. Projects that will engage young black, Asian, mixed race and minority ethnic communities aged 16 to 24 are also encouraged.


Read the guidance notes to check that your project is eligible. There are two applications forms:

Find out how to make a successful application and the assessment criteria for applications.

The deadline for applications is 1 September 2019 (5pm).


Email community.funding@nhsbt.nhs.uk