Who’s Funding: DHSC, Commonweal Housing and more

29 Aug 2023 News

In this fortnightly column, Civil Society looks at funding pots available to the UK charity sector. This week includes funds from the DHSC, Commonweal Housing and more.

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Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) – Suicide Prevention Grant Fund

Grants available: £10,000 - £750,000
Deadline to apply: 1 October
Who is the funding for?
The DHSC has launched a £10m grant fund to support suicide prevention activities delivered in England by non-profit organisations. The activities funded must be free of charge for the recipient. The fund aims to meet the increased demand seen in previous years and to support a range of diverse activities that can prevent suicides. The fund is particularly interested in supporting organisations that aim to support “groups of concern”. These are children and young people, middle-aged men, people who have previously self-harmed, autistic people, pregnant women and new mothers, people in contact with the justice system and mental health services. 
When will you hear back?

Find out more here. 

Commonweal Housing – Call for New Ideas programme

Grants available: £10,000 
Deadline to apply: 29 September
Who is the funding for?
Social justice charity Commonweal Housing is offering funding of between £5,000-£10,000 to not-for-profit organisations to conduct a study of housing and support model tackling issues facing vulnerable individuals that have came into contact with the criminal justice system. 
Commonweal Housing is particularly interested in project ideas from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) led and BAME focused organisations. 
When will you hear back?
November 2023.

Find out more here. 

Armed Forces Covenant Fund

Grants available: up to £100,000
Deadline to apply: 13 November
Who is the funding for?
The Reaching and Supporting Armed Forces Communities programme is open for applications from charities, community interest companies and Armed Forces Units targeted at supporting the armed forces community. Applicants must help address how the funding would support armed forces communities with hidden, compelling and complex needs, as well as those affected  by the cost-of-living crisis.
When will you hear back?
March 2024. 

Find out more here. 

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