VCSE Suicide Prevention Fund 2021- 2022

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has made available £4 million for a grant fund to support suicide prevention VCSE organisations across 2021 to 2022. A portion of the grant fund will be ring-fenced specifically to help support small community-led and user-led groups and organisations.


The strategic objectives of the fund are:

  • service provision: to support suicide prevention VCSE organisations to meet the increased need or demand for suicide prevention services because of the pandemic
  • to support service provision particularly to people considered to be at a higher risk of suicide, through the work of the diverse range of suicide prevention VCSE organisations and enhancing service provision to high-risk groups


Key points

  • Fund opens 2nd December and closes 16th January at 5pm
  • Funding grants are to be utilised within this financial year but may be used to cover some costs incurred from April 2021
  • Prioritisation of applications will be based on areas with higher rates of suicide, a focus on high risk groups and those demonstrating an increased need due to the pandemic.


Detailed guidance may be found here:

To submit a question and register your interest to get updates on the fund

To access a webinar explaining the fund and application process .  A recording with subtitles will also be available shortly on the website.

To apply via the online portal.

Alternatively, for further assistance with any specific queries, email

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