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Cash to help those at risk of suicide in Portsmouth

Cash to help those at risk of suicide in Portsmouth

Cash to help those at risk of suicide in Portsmouth

Grants of up to £10,000 to deliver suicide prevention work are available to Portsmouth groups through a new fund announced this week.

Community and voluntary organisations can apply for the cash from the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP)’s Suicide Prevention Innovation Fund.

It aims to support innovative and community-based initiatives which embed suicide prevention and awareness within communities.

The fund has been established to seed-fund local projects that target under-represented groups and those at highest risk of suicide and self-harm.

Cllr Matthew Winnington, Cabinet Member for Health, Wellbeing and Social Care at Portsmouth City Council, said: “This funding provides much-needed financial support for organisations who are working daily with those affected by mental health.

“Suicide prevention work is so important, particularly at a time when people are struggling much more in the wake of the pandemic. I hope this fund will help local projects to work with those who are most vulnerable and in need of our support.”

The closing date for applications is midnight on Monday, September 14. Find out more and download the application form here.

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