Above: the assembly of Pom-Poms over coffee and cake – part of the Sunflower Suicide Prevention Project, supported by the Fund. These Pom-Poms are then distributed all across the local area, and have affirmations and messages of hope attached to them.


The Suicide Prevention Innovation Fund (‘The Fund’) is part of the Shine On suicide prevention campaign. The Fund provides seed funding to individuals and community groups to run their own activity, initiative or event that will address the issue of suicide in some way. If you have an idea that raises awareness of the issue, or prevent lives being lost to suicide, the Fund might be able to help get you going. 

For examples of projects that have already been funded, or are ongoing, click here.

About the fund

The Suicide Prevention Innovation Fund is a grant scheme launched to support local groups whose work helps to prevent suicide and self-harm across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. The fund looks to support imaginative and innovative projects which aim to reduce the numbers of suicides in:

  • middle aged men
  • men and women aged 16-25
  • BAME communities
  • LGBTQ+ communities
  • Disabled communities

This innovation grant is available to support new or emerging projects. They can benefit from a small pot of funding that is intended to support initiatives that prevent suicides and reduce self-harm in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG). One-off funding grants of up to £250 towards a project (or up to £500 where it is across BNSSG) are available.

Apply now

We are excited to announce that the fund has opened for a second round. If you would like to apply, please download an application form here. The application also includes further guidance about applying.

Please send completed application forms to: engagement[@]imhn.org (removing the square brackets from that email address).

Applications will be considered in the order that they are received; please therefore send your application in as soon as you can. Please note that it may be that the remaining funding is awarded before we can consider your application. If this is the case, we will communicate this to you.

If you have any questions, please email us for more information.


Please see below for documents that will require completion in order to receive funding following a successful application.