Saving Lives – Suicide Prevention Innovation Fund

In 2017, 141 people took their own life across Kent and Medway (as confirmed through coroner registrations). The Saving Lives – Suicide Prevention Innovation Fund will fund new or emerging programmes designed to prevent suicides, save lives and reduce self harm. It is administered by us on behalf of the Kent and Medway Sustainability and Transformation Partnership.

We know that in the right hands, a little can go a long way, so we want your innovative and new ideas about how to save lives and reduce self-harm across Kent and Medway.

In this second wave of funding we are particularly looking for projects working directly with adults with experience of having suicidal thoughts, attempting suicide or intentionally self-harming.

Applicants can look to bid for up to £10,000, however due to external funding restrictions, projects will need to be delivered by the end of March 2019 and will be expected to take part in a simple project evaluation.

We recognise that the deadline for applications is short, however we are planning to reopen the wider fund for a third round in spring/summer 2019.

Due to a variety of suicide prevention training being currently available, applications to fund additional training courses or places will not be considered within this round

Who can apply

We can only accept applications from organisations which are formally constituted (e.g. registered charity, parish council, community interest company, limited company or public sector body).

Applicants need to be aware that projects need to be delivered by the end of March 2019.


Applications are now closed.

The deadline for projects to be submitted was midnight on 21 February 2019.

You will be notified as soon as possible whether you have been successful.