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Community and voluntary organisations in Portsmouth can bid for grants of up to £10,000 to deliver suicide prevention work with residents through a new fund announced this week.

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP)'s Suicide Prevention Innovation Fund aims to support innovative and community-based initiatives which embed suicide prevention and awareness within our 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 23:59 on Sunday 20 September. Find out more and download the application form here.