Community Grants to Support Suicide Prevention Initiatives

Applications are now open for the 2020/21 South Australian Suicide Prevention Community Grants Scheme (SASPCGS).

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

“With suicide continuing to be the leading cause of death for South Australians aged 15 to 44, as part of the South Australian Suicide Prevention Plan 2017-2021, together we can save lives.  The SASPCGS grants continue to play an important part in helping to prevent suicide.  The simple actions of raising awareness, breaking-down the stigma, increasing connection and responding compassionately can save lives, which is why community based programs and services are effective tools in suicide prevention.” said Hon John Dawkins MLC, Premier’s Advocate for Suicide Prevention.

“The SASPCGS 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”.

Chief Psychiatrist of South Australia, Dr John Brayley, said “a wide variety of projects have been funded through this scheme previously, including workshops for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth, training programs for volunteers and a diverse range of community education events”.

“I encourage community organisations to look at the criteria and apply”.

Grant applications are open until 5pm on Friday 24 April 2020 and submission is by using the online application form: https://ocpsahealth.grantplatform.com

Successful 2020-21 recipients will be announced in June 2020 by SA Health.

For more information please visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/suicidepreventiongrants