Applications are open for the South Australian Suicide Prevention Community Grants Scheme

SUICIDE PREVENTION: Applications are open for the South Australian Suicide Prevention Community Grants Scheme. PHOTO: Shutterstock
SUICIDE PREVENTION: Applications are open for the South Australian Suicide Prevention Community Grants Scheme. PHOTO: Shutterstock

Organisations and not-for-profits groups in South Australia that are working to prevent suicide in their communities are urged to apply for the South Australian Suicide Prevention Community Grants Scheme

Applications are now open for the 2021/22 scheme.

Community groups and non-government organisations can apply for grants between $500 and $10,000 for local projects or activities that support suicide prevention.

Since 2014, the South Australian Government has provided $150,000 per year to support state suicide prevention projects and activities through the scheme.

MP Dan Cregan encouraged organisations to apply.

"The SA Suicide Prevention Community Grants empower community groups and non-government organisations to deliver life changing work in suicide prevention, and positively change lives for the better across the state with important localised suicide prevention projects," he said.

Chief Executive of Wellbeing SA, Lyn Dean said the Suicide Prevention Grants empower communities to break-down stigma, increase connection and hope, and respond with empathy and compassion, all of which can help save lives.

"Apply now for a South Australian Suicide Prevention Community Grant; your innovative idea could make a real difference where it matters most, your local community," she said.

Grant applications close on 11 June 2021 and submissions can be made by using the online application form at: https://wbsagrants.grantplatform.com

Successful 2021-22 recipients will be notified in July 2021.

Last year, 19 applicants received funding between, $3,250 and $10,000 to undertake projects in the 2020-21 financial year, including Feast Adelaide Queer Arts and Cultural Festival.

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