Grants available for community mental health

Grants available for community mental health

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The government is looking to fund innovative ideas to help prevent suicide in local communities. Photo: SHUTTERSTOCK

The government is looking to fund innovative ideas to help prevent suicide in local communities. Photo: SHUTTERSTOCK

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APPLICATIONS are open for grants of $500 to $10,000 to go towards local projects of activities that support suicide prevention.

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APPLICATIONS are open for grants of $500 to $10,000 to go towards local projects of activities that support suicide prevention.

Community groups and non-govrnment organisations are encouraged to apply for the 2021-22 South Australian Suicide Prevention Community Grants Scheme, with MP Dan Cregan saying there are lots of good potential projects out htere.

Applications are now open for the 2021/22 South Australian Suicide Prevention Community Grants Scheme.

Community groups and non-government organisations can apply for grants between $500 and $10,000 for local projects or activities that support suicide prevention.

"The SA Suicide Prevention Community Grants empower community groups and non-government organisations to deliver life changing work in suicide prevention, and positively change lives for the better across the state with important localised suicide prevention projects," he said.

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Wellbeing SA chief executive Lyn Dean said innovative ideas could make a real difference where it matters most, the local community.

"Suicide Prevention Grants empower communities to break-down stigma, increase connection and hope, and respond with empathy and compassion, all of which can help save lives," she said.

Grant applications close on June 11 and submissions can be made by using the online application form at: wbsagrants.grantplatform.com

Successful 2021-22 recipients will be notified in July.

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