Mental health and suicide grants call

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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 Causeway Rural and Urban Network to facilitate this process.

And Causeway Rural and Urban 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 project.

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 2017, including evaluation, by mid-March 2017.

Dates for applications are as follows:

• Monday 4th April 2016 – open for applications

• Wednesday 4th May 2016 at 12noon – close for applications.

Small Grant Scheme aims:

• 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

• To 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

For further information, guidance and examples of evidence based practice, along with support to develop a relevant programme, contact Amanda Elliott, Suicide Prevention Development Officer on 07740282650 or amanda@nacn.org

The closing date for applications is Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 12noon