The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has made available a £10 million grant fund to support suicide prevention activities delivered in England by VCSE organisations in 2023 to 2025.
The funding period is from financial year 2023 to 2024 to the end of the financial year 2024 to 2025.
Opening date: 25 August 2023, 12:01am
Closing date: 1 October 2023, 11:59pm
Who can apply?
This grant fund is open to non-profit organisations providing suicide prevention services, activities or interventions. The activities being funded by the grant should be non-economic, meaning that they are delivered to service users free of charge.
Micro-organisations and small to large voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations, groups, and community interest companies can apply.
Joint consortium bids are also accepted, whereby a lead organisation partners with other smaller organisations.
What kinds of activities does the grant cover?
Applicants must meet the strategic objectives of the fund, which are:
- to support non-profit organisations to configure their suicide prevention services and activities to meet the increased demand seen in recent years.
- to support a range of diverse and innovative activity that can prevent suicides, both at a national and community level.
This funding is to support activities in England only. Organisations that deliver activities in other nations in the United Kingdom can only apply for an award to cover costs for eligible activities in England.
How much can be applied for?
Funding requests are capped at £750,000. Costs must be related to the eligible period of December 2023 (earliest) to March 2025. Please note that this is a revenue grant and not a capital grant fund.
Please read the terms and conditions set out in the Grant Agreement Template before completing your application, including the section on eligible/ineligible expenditure.
What is needed to apply?
As part of the application process, you will be asked to provide information about your organisation, the project you wish to fund, how you intend to monitor and evaluate your project, and a budget plan.
Note that for funding requests of less than £10,000, fewer details are required as part of the application form.
If your application is successful, you will be asked to provide further information, such that the relevant checks can be made, and we can proceed with the funding agreement.
Full Application Guidance can be found here We strongly encourage you to read this before you make and submit your application.