Grant Opportunities

Suicide Prevention Grant Fund (United Kingdom)

Suicide Prevention Grant Fund (United Kingdom)

Deadline: 1-Oct-23

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is seeking applications for Suicide Prevention Grant Fund to support suicide prevention activities delivered in England by non-profit organisations.

The Strategic Objectives of the Fund are:

  • to support non-profit organisations to configure their suicide prevention services and activities to better 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.

Funding Information

  • Funding requests are capped at £750,000. For funding requests of less than £10,000, additional information is expected in the application form.
  • Funding Period: December 2023 (at the earliest) to 31 March 2025.

Target Audience


  • Population groups that they consider to be ‘groups of concern’, based on evidence and data (including numbers, rates and trends), stakeholder engagement and expert views. These include:
    • children and young people
    • middle-aged men
    • people who have previously self-harmed
    • people in contact with mental health services
    • people in contact with the justice system
    • autistic people
    • pregnant women and new mothers
  • More marginalised groups, such as ethnic minority groups including Gypsy Roma and Traveller communities, and LGBTQ+ communities

Location of Proposed Activities

  • This funding is to support activities in England only. Organisations that deliver activities in other nations in the UK will only be able to apply for an award to cover costs for eligible activities in England. As health is a devolved matter, the other UK administrations are responsible for allocating funds to support this important work in their respective areas.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This fund is open to non-profit organisations providing suicide prevention services, activities or interventions that meet the strategic objectives of the fund.
  • The activities being funded and undertaken using the grant should be non-economic activities, meaning that they are delivered to service users free of charge.
  • Awards will be made under Section 70 of the Charities Act 2006, under which grants can be provided to a “charitable, benevolent or philanthropic institution”. This means a charity or an institution other than a charity which is established for charitable, benevolent or philanthropic purposes.
  • This includes micro-organisations, small to large voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations, groups and community interest companies (CICs). Micro-organisations and groups are defined as a user-led, community-led or peer support groups or organisations that may be unregistered or unconstituted. VCSE organisations and groups are defined as organisations and groups that are registered with the Charity Commission or their respective relevant regulator in England. This includes community-led charities, user-led organisations, umbrella bodies and national charities.
  • Note, if your organisation is not a registered charity, for example a CIC, they may need to check your governing documents to assure themselves that you are a non-profit-making organisation.
  • Joint consortium bids are also eligible to apply, whereby a lead organisation partners with other smaller organisations. In a consortium bid, the lead organisation is responsible for due diligence checks of the partner organisations, establishing written agreements with the partners, and for the monitoring and evaluation of partner’s projects.
  • Note that if your organisation is registered, reporting requirements to the relevant regulator should be up to date at the time of applying.

For more information, visit Gov.UK.

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