World Suicide Prevention Day

Community Suicide Prevention Fund

Overview

This program provides funding for community-based suicide prevention activities in the Northwest Territories (NWT).

Status

Available

Available Funding

A maximum of $225,000 is available each year under the program.

  • There is a minimum amount per project.
  • The maximum amount per project is $45,000.
  • Funding for multi-year projects will not be considered.
  • Only one project per community will be approved for funding

Deadline

No deadline to apply. The program will remain open until funds all funds are used.

Funding allocated between April 1 and September 1 will give priority to:

  1. Indigenous governments in the Northwest Territories that have negotiated, or are in the process of negotiating, self-government agreements.
  2. Community governing authorities (Band Council, Metis Local, Charter Community or municipal council).
  3. Non-government organizations that demonstrate Indigenous outreach and have formed partnerships or receive support from an Indigenous or community governing authority.

Eligibility

The following are encouraged to apply:

  • Indigenous Governments in the Northwest Territories
  • Community governing authorities (Band Council, Metis Local, Charter Community or municipal council)
  • Non-government organizations that demonstrate Indigenous outreach and have formed partnerships or receive support from an Indigenous or community governing authority.
  • NWT Government Organizations (after September 1)

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. 

Eligible projects are those that:

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

How to apply

  1. Complete an application form.
  2. Send the completed application form to SuicidePrevention@gov.nt.ca.

Related links

Contact us

Manager, Strategic Programs
Mental Wellness and Addictions Recovery
Department of Health and Social Services
Government of the Northwest Territories
P.O. Box 1320
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2L9
Phone: (867)767-9061 ext. 49184
Email:  SuicidePrevention@gov.nt.ca