Community Suicide Prevention Fund

Community Suicide Prevention Fund

Community Suicide Prevention Fund

The GNWT would like to announce the creation of the Community Suicide Prevention Fund, a new initiative supporting community-based suicide prevention activities across the territory. A total of $225,000 will be awarded annually to develop and deliver culturally-safe and appropriate programs that support the prevention of suicide by increasing community wellness and reducing stigma.

Applications are now open and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

*Applications will be accepted until all funds are allocated.

A maximum of $45,000 per project will be awarded, with only one project per community approved. Multi-year projects or projects that propose to undertake research will not be considered.

NWT government organizations may also apply, but priority will be given to the following applicants:

  • Indigenous Governments
  • Non-governmental Indigenous Community Organizations
  • Non-government organizations that can demonstrate partnership or support from an Indigenous or community governing authority

Who can apply for the Suicide Prevention Fund?

Eligible applicants are: 

  • Indigenous Governments in the Northwest Territories
  • Non-government Indigenous Community Organizations
  • Non-government organizations that can demonstrate partnership or support from an Indigenous or community governing authority
  • NWT Government Organizations

If there are multiple competing projects and there is insufficient funding to provide support for each project, priority will be given to projects that demonstrate strong partnerships or demonstrate sustainability beyond the life of this funding. 

How do I apply for the Community Suicide Prevention Fund? 

Applicants must complete the Community Suicide Prevention Fund application form and:

  • Demonstrate how the proposed project targets the fund objectives
  • Demonstrate a partnership with the local Health and Social Services Authority
  • Demonstrate how the project links to larger community/regional wellness goals and objectives
  • State the project start and end date
  • Describe funding requirements and identify source and amount of funding secured or applied for through other organizations or internally
  • Indicate if no other funding source is to be accessed
  • Describe plans to report back to the Department of Health and Social Services

Completed applications are to be submited to the following program contact for review: SuicidePrevention@gov.nt.ca

 

Prerequisites

Eligible projects are those located in NWT communities that can demonstrate they will be working in partnership with their Regional Health and Social Services Authority and meet one or both of the following criteria:

  • Projects that demonstrate they will deliver culturally safe and appropriate programming
  • Projects that demonstrate a community development approach to suicide prevention, awareness and stigma reduction.

Forms

Community Suicide Prevention Fund Application Form

Community Suicide Prevention Fund Reporting Form 

 

Available fund amount

  • Total available funds annually: $225,000
  • Minimum available per project: None
  • Maximum funding available per project: $45,000
  • Available for multi-year projects: No

Program contact

SuicidePrevention@gov.nt.ca