Applications are now open to a new fund for NWT residents looking to lead suicide prevention projects in their community.
According to an NWT government press release, the Community Suicide Prevention fund will go towards “increasing community wellness and reducing stigma.”
A maximum of $45,000 per project will be awarded “to develop and deliver culturally-safe and appropriate programs.”
The total fund is $225,000 and applications will be accepted until all funds are allocated. Applications will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Priority will be given to Indigenous governments and community organizations.
“This fund will support us as we work to reduce the high rate of suicide in the NWT,” says Julie Green, minister of Health and Social Services.
Eligible recipients are to be local to the territory and work closely with their regional health and social services authority to ensure programs are community-based and culturally safe.
Multi-year projects will not be considered.