Suicide Prevention Grant Fund 2023 to 2025

Published on: August 31, 2023

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has made available a £10 million Suicide Prevention Grant Fund to support suicide prevention activities delivered in England by non-profit organisations. The funding period is from financial year 2023 to 2024 to the end of the financial year 2024 to 2025.

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

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, we may need to check your governing documents to assure ourselves 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.

Link for more information.

How to apply: Apply online at the Suicide Prevention Grant Fund 2023 to 2025.

Alternatively, you can search for Suicide Prevention Grant Fund 2023 to 2025 on Find a grant, then select ‘Start new application’.

Once you have started your application, you can pause and return later to complete and submit it.

If you have any accessibility needs, please contact us and we will support you to complete an application (see the section on ‘Support for applicants’ below).

The application portal will be open for just over 5 weeks. The deadline for applications is 11.55pm on 1 October 2023.

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