The deadline for the 2020/21 South Australian Suicide Prevention Community Grants Scheme (SASPCGS) has been extended to 5pm on Friday 22 May.

Additional time is now being offered to community groups and non-government organisations to allow for complications due to COVID-19.

The grants awarded range from $500 to $10,000 and support local projects or activities that advocate for suicide prevention in South Australia.

"We have taken a number of inquiries from interested community groups, as has the Office of the Chief Psychiatrist, requesting additional time to finalise their applications.” said Hon John Dawkins MLC, Premier’s Advocate for Suicide Prevention.

“This grants scheme empowers community groups and non-government organisations to deliver life changing work in suicide prevention as part of the South Australian Suicide Prevention Plan 2017-2021. Successful recipients are helping to raise awareness, break down stigma and increase connection, and this extension will provide them with the opportunity to obtain the necessary support.”

Chief Psychiatrist of South Australia, Dr John Brayley, said “Community connection is even more important than usual with current COVID-19 public health measures in place. We would welcome application for projects and activities that could either be undertaken virtually under physical distancing restrictions, or be planned for a later date to be delivered in person at a time restrictions have eased. As usual we expect applications for a diverse range of activities.”

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

Grant applications are now open until 5pm on Friday 22 May 2020 and submissions can be made by using the online application form:

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

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