The Innovation Fund has just gone live (round 2) to support grassroots suicide prevention activity with priority groups. Further details can be found at Suicide Prevention Innovation Grant Fund (southampton.gov.uk). Headlines of this fund are;
- Grants of up to £10,000 are available for those working in Hants CC area, Portsmouth, Southampton and/or IOW.
- Bids need to demonstrate innovation, community-based initiatives that explicitly address needs around self-harm and suicide prevention.
- Proactive engagement with service users, those with lived experience and co-production will be expected to be central to project development and delivery.
- Bids should be sustainable beyond initial funding or be time-limited projects and should seek to engage with a range of statutory and community organisations to create a network and improve support and awareness across the system.
|Priority is given to small, unfunded, volunteer-led community groups. Applications are not accepted from statutory agencies, such as the police, health, other local authorities or other Council departments. Closing date is 23rd July.