Suicide Prevention Capacity Building Grants

UPDATE - EXTENSION OF SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Due to the current weather and fire conditions across our region there will be an extension of time for submissions for these grants. Submissions will now be accepted up to 5.00 pm Friday 22nd November 2019.

If you are still experiencing issues submitting by Friday 22nd November due to being directly impacted by ongoing fire conditions please contact Melissa Collins, Grants Manager 0417 116 208


The Hunter New England Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECC PHN) is pleased to release a grant round targeting suicide prevention capacity building projects and activities through our Health Grants Program.

Examples of capacity building could be awareness campaigns, targeted training, resource development, mentoring programs, communities of practice, networking/forums around suicide prevention, low intensity community-based resilience education/activities or service mapping.

By funding community grants we can address the needs of individual communities and better support them in suicide prevention.

These grants are targeted towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and Older Persons who experience higher rates of suicide.


Invitations for submissions are now open across the HNECC PHN region for one-off grants ranging from $20,000 - $100,000. Closing date to submit your application has been extended to is 5.00 pm Friday 22 November 2019.


HOW TO APPLY

We are committed to supporting equitable access to grant opportunities to all types and sizes of organisations across our region. We recognise that traditional written word-based application forms may be challenging for some organisations, and we can be missing out on excellent opportunities to support ideas and projects that promote better health outcomes for our community.

In response to this, HNECC PHN is trialing some different ways of applying for grant funding which are listed below. We will assess the effectiveness of these methods in assessing grant applications for potential use in the future.

There are three different ways to apply for the Suicide Prevention Capacity Building Grants which are aimed at improving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and Older people:


Complete an Online application form

Submit a short video (no longer than 10 minutes)

Request a Yarning Session

WEBINAR INFORMATION SESSION

HNECC PHN will be hosting an informal webinar information session on Thursday 24th October where an overview of the grants and the new application processes will be provided. This will be an interactive session where attendees will also be given the opportunity to ask questions.

CLICK HERE to register your interest to attend this webinar.


WHO CAN I CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION?

For further information please contact Melissa Collins – HNECC PHN Grants Manager at grants@hneccphn.com.au or phone 0417 116 208. You can also post questions using the ask a question function on this site.

We also encourage you to register your details on Peoplebank to stay connected with the PHN and for future grant opportunities.

UPDATE - EXTENSION OF SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Due to the current weather and fire conditions across our region there will be an extension of time for submissions for these grants. Submissions will now be accepted up to 5.00 pm Friday 22nd November 2019.

If you are still experiencing issues submitting by Friday 22nd November due to being directly impacted by ongoing fire conditions please contact Melissa Collins, Grants Manager 0417 116 208


The Hunter New England Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECC PHN) is pleased to release a grant round targeting suicide prevention capacity building projects and activities through our Health Grants Program.

Examples of capacity building could be awareness campaigns, targeted training, resource development, mentoring programs, communities of practice, networking/forums around suicide prevention, low intensity community-based resilience education/activities or service mapping.

By funding community grants we can address the needs of individual communities and better support them in suicide prevention.

These grants are targeted towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and Older Persons who experience higher rates of suicide.


Invitations for submissions are now open across the HNECC PHN region for one-off grants ranging from $20,000 - $100,000. Closing date to submit your application has been extended to is 5.00 pm Friday 22 November 2019.


HOW TO APPLY

We are committed to supporting equitable access to grant opportunities to all types and sizes of organisations across our region. We recognise that traditional written word-based application forms may be challenging for some organisations, and we can be missing out on excellent opportunities to support ideas and projects that promote better health outcomes for our community.

In response to this, HNECC PHN is trialing some different ways of applying for grant funding which are listed below. We will assess the effectiveness of these methods in assessing grant applications for potential use in the future.

There are three different ways to apply for the Suicide Prevention Capacity Building Grants which are aimed at improving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and Older people:


Complete an Online application form

Submit a short video (no longer than 10 minutes)

Request a Yarning Session

WEBINAR INFORMATION SESSION

HNECC PHN will be hosting an informal webinar information session on Thursday 24th October where an overview of the grants and the new application processes will be provided. This will be an interactive session where attendees will also be given the opportunity to ask questions.

CLICK HERE to register your interest to attend this webinar.


WHO CAN I CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION?

For further information please contact Melissa Collins – HNECC PHN Grants Manager at grants@hneccphn.com.au or phone 0417 116 208. You can also post questions using the ask a question function on this site.

We also encourage you to register your details on Peoplebank to stay connected with the PHN and for future grant opportunities.

  • Please submit your online application by clicking on the 'Complete Application' button. 

    It's strongly advised that you draft your application in a Microsoft Word document or similar (to assist with this you can download a draft response template from the 'documents' section) and then copy and paste into the application fields to ensure you have a backup copy should an error occur during the submission process.

    You will receive an acknowledgement email after the successful submission of your application.

    Please submit your online application by clicking on the 'Complete Application' button. 

    It's strongly advised that you draft your application in a Microsoft Word document or similar (to assist with this you can download a draft response template from the 'documents' section) and then copy and paste into the application fields to ensure you have a backup copy should an error occur during the submission process.

    You will receive an acknowledgement email after the successful submission of your application.

    Complete Application
  • Option Two: Submit a short video no longer than 10 minutes 

    Your video should answer the questions below. It does not need to be of a ‘professional’ standard however it should be clear and easy to understand. We believe one or two people talking direct to camera would work well. The format of the video should be in MOV, MPEG4, MP4, AVI or WMV. 

    You will need to answer the following questions in your video:

    Question One - Describe your capacity building project or activity.  Please include who will benefit from the grant, where the service will

    Option Two: Submit a short video no longer than 10 minutes 

    Your video should answer the questions below. It does not need to be of a ‘professional’ standard however it should be clear and easy to understand. We believe one or two people talking direct to camera would work well. The format of the video should be in MOV, MPEG4, MP4, AVI or WMV. 

    You will need to answer the following questions in your video:

    Question One - Describe your capacity building project or activity.  Please include who will benefit from the grant, where the service will be delivered, activities and resources, proposed numbers, duration and any partnerships required for delivery

    Question Two - Describe your experience in delivering programs or activities related to suicide prevention or mental health issues including locations services or projects that have been delivered.

    Question Three - Describe your understanding of the issues and challenges related to suicide for the target communities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people or Older people

    Question Four - Identify any evidence base used to support the delivery of your project or activity. If your proposal is an innovative approach please describe why you believe this approach will be impactful.

    Question Five - Describe how you will measure the impact or success of the project.

    Question Six - Please tell us about the timeline of your project. This should include when you could start, how long it will take to complete, when you could recruit people to deliver the project if needed etc.

    Question Seven - Please tell us about your organisation’s approach to cultural safety, respect and awareness. Also, if your project is focused on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people please tell us about any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people who have been involved in the development of your project or activity

    Question Eight - What is the exact amount of funding you are applying for (GST inclusive)?

    If you have any questions about this format please contact Melissa Collins, Grants Manager on 0417 116 208.

    Submit Video
  • Your yarning application will involve a conversation either in person, over the phone or via skype. 

    If you are interested in a yarn, you will need to provide us with details below so we can arrange a time to meet. You are still required to contact us within the open grant period and yarning sessions will be booked shortly after.

    The following questions will be asked during your yarning session:

    Question One - Describe your capacity building project or activity.  Please include who will benefit from the grant, where the service will be delivered, activities and resources, proposed numbers, duration and

    Your yarning application will involve a conversation either in person, over the phone or via skype. 

    If you are interested in a yarn, you will need to provide us with details below so we can arrange a time to meet. You are still required to contact us within the open grant period and yarning sessions will be booked shortly after.

    The following questions will be asked during your yarning session:

    Question One - Describe your capacity building project or activity.  Please include who will benefit from the grant, where the service will be delivered, activities and resources, proposed numbers, duration and any partnerships required for delivery.

    Question Two - Describe your experience in delivering programs or activities related to suicide prevention or mental health issues including locations, services or projects that have been delivered.

    Question Three - Describe your understanding of the issues and challenges related to suicide for the target communities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people or Older people

    Question Four - Identify any evidence base used to support the delivery of your project or activity. If your proposal is an innovative approach please describe why you believe this approach will be impactful.

    Question Five - Describe how you will measure the impact or success of the project.

    Question Six - Please tell us about the timeline of your project. This should include when you could start, how long it will take to complete, when you could recruit people to deliver the project if needed etc.

    Question Seven - Please tell us about your organisation’s approach to cultural safety, respect and awareness. Also, if your project is focused on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people please tell us about any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people who have been involved in the development of your project or activity

    Question Eight - What is the exact amount of funding you are applying for (GST inclusive)?

    Request a Yarning Session