Invitation to make submissions for the Living Transplant Initiative (LTI)

We are pleased to invite any organisation interested in increasing Living Transplants within the BAME communities to submit a bid to NBTA. This is an initiative funded by NHSBT and NBTA has been commissioned to manage its delivery. The LTI has very clear outcomes; the key outcome is increasing the number of living transplants from BAME communities by ten by March 2018.

NBTA has been allocated up to £90k for this Initiative by NHSBT up to 31 March 2018. The main reasons for this Initiative are because the number of living transplants has decreased over the last two years and because there has been limited promotion of BAME living transplants in the UK.

Details for bidding:

The timescales for bidding are as follows:

  • Announcement by NBTA to invite bids: 31 October 2016
  • Submission of bids to NBTA: 9 December 2016
  • Decision by the NBTA Steering Group on the outcome of bids: 15 December 2016
  • Projects commence: Early in 2017.

This is the first phase of seeking bids and, subject to the availability of funding, NBTA intends to announce a second phase of bidding in 2017. Priority will be given to bids covering specific geographical parts of London and Leicester and those targeted at specific BAME communities. These are set out clearly in the Guidance document. However, bids from anywhere in the country and targeted at any BAME community will be considered against the ten criteria set out in the Guidance document.

NBTA is keen to encourage bids from individual organisations as well as joint bids from organisations working in partnership. We would also welcome innovative bids which contribute to the three key targets and the six barriers identified in the Guidance document.

Further information about bidding can be obtained by contacting Kirit Modi at and completed bids should also be sent to him by 9 December 2016.