Suicide Prevention Grant Fund reopens to applications (application deadline: Sunday 1st October 2023)

Charities in communities across England can now apply for the latest round of funding from the Suicide Prevention Grant Fund which will ensure as many people as possible can access the support and prevention services they need, when they need it. Funding will also help prevent people reaching crisis point and reduce future demand for these services across both the charity sector and the NHS.

Grant applications are open until 11:55pm on Sunday 1st October 2023.

previous fund of £5.4 million in 2021 to 2022 supported over 100 organisations within the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector. The results of the fund were overwhelmingly positive, with virtually every single successful bidder saying it helped meet increased demand after the pandemic, improved access to services for people in need and helped identify those experiencing suicidal thoughts quicker.

Previous grant recipients included:

o James’ Place charity, which used £283,968 to provide innovative and free suicide prevention therapy to men over the age of 18 in Merseyside and London.
o The Caribbean and African Health Network in Manchester, which was awarded £41,599 for work to tackle taboos around suicide in black communities, and
o Papyrus, which was awarded £151,815 to provide confidential support and advice specifically to young people and anyone worried about a young person through their HOPELINE247.

The full Press Release is available on the GOV.UK website, while details of the Suicide Prevention Grants Fund 2023-2025 can be found HERE