113 charities across England awarded a share of the Suicide Prevention Grant Fund

The Department for Health and Social Care has announced the 113 charities that have received a share of the £5.4 million Suicide Prevention Grant Fund.

The Fund is designed to support people experiencing suicidal thoughts or approaching a crisis. This follows increased demand for services, met by the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector during COVID-19.

Applications were open from 2 December 2021 to 16 January 2022 for grants from the £5.4 million fund.

The Department for Health and Social Care announced on Monday 9th May 2022 that funding has been awarded to a wide range of organisations across England, including small community groups which play a vital role in responding to local needs, ensuring communities up and down the country can access suicide prevention support.

The support has predominantly been targeted at high-risk groups who may have struggled the most during the pandemic, such as people with a pre-existing mental illness, children and young people, and those from groups considered to be at higher risk of self-harm and suicide, such as people from black communities, men and people who are economically vulnerable.

All 113 organisations that have received an award, together with the level of grant awarded, can be found at this GOV.UK link, while the department for Health and Social Care press release is available on the department’s website.