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FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT

Mental health & Suicide Prevention Funding

FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT

SMALL GRANTS SCHEME 2017-18

ROUND TWO 

NORTHERN AREA

Community Based Promoting Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Small Grants available in Antrim, Newtownabbey & Carrickfergus 

The Public Health Agency (PHA) has identified non-recurring funding to address the themes of Suicide Prevention, Self- Harm, Mental Health & Emotional Well-Being and have commissioned South Antrim Community Network facilitate this process.

As such the South Antrim Community Network is inviting community and voluntary sector organisations to apply for non-recurring awards to address the outlined themes.

Grants are available at the level of £1,000 per projectApplications may be considered for more strategic projects over £1,000 limit dependent on evidence of need and availability of resources (Please see GUIDANCE NOTES).  Groups with a total income over £100,000 will not be considered.

Applications will be assessed on the potential to improve health and wellbeing and on the ability to complete the work by the end of February 2018, including evaluation, by mid-March 2018. Dates for applications are as follows:

  • Monday 3 July 2017 – open for applications
  • Monday 31 July 2017 at 3.00pm – close for applications

Small Grant Scheme aims to:

  • Promote awareness of issues around mental health problems:
  • Encourage communities to be pro-active in promoting positive mental health and emotional well-being, and tackle the contributing factors of self-harm and suicide
  • Build sustainable resilient communities through positive collaboration of organisations/groups
  • Promote innovative interventions/programmes that promote positive mental health and emotional well-being, and tackle the contributing factors of self-harm and suicide

Applications also should promote protective factors and build resilience, including e.g. early intervention, emotional well-being awareness work, increasing the capacity for self help and measures to improve quality of life.

For further information, guidance and examples of evidence based practice, along with support to develop a relevant programme, contact Janine Gaston, Suicide Prevention Development Officer on 028 9447 8645 or janine@southantrimcommunitynetwork.org. 

Closing Date for Applications: Monday 31 July 2017 at 3.00pm

South Antrim Community Network Promoting Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Small Grants Scheme is funded through the Public Health Agency and is delivering in Antrim, Newtownabbey & Carrickfergus