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.

A total of £82,000 is available, of which £15,000 is reserved for suicide prevention and self-harm reduction projects working with children and young people.

Read the Saving Lives – Suicide Prevention Innovation Fund prospectus (PDF, 1.1 MB)

Any community group, charity or organisation can apply. The majority of the funding is likely to be awarded to local groups from the voluntary or charity sectors.

Applicants can apply for funding between £500 and £5,000.

Match funding is not required.

Funded projects need to be delivered by March 31 2019.

Applications are now closed.

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

If you are successful you will be invited to a Saving Lives – Suicide Prevention Innovation showcase in November 2018 where you can network and learn about and consider partnerships with other successful projects.