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2022 CASP Grant Process

Learn more about the CASP grant process, requirements, exclusions, and selection criteria

  1. The agency/organization or applicant (e.g. Project Lead) completes the CASP Grant Application.
  2. Proposals that aim to remove barriers, serve underserved or populations at high risk of suicide (using an equity approach) are considered a priority. Projects that address social determinants of suicide are also seen as a priority.
  3. Applicants must be from within Canada.
  4. Documentation required for the application:
    • Any supporting documentation validating the project meets best practice and evidence-informed approaches.
    • Detailed budget.
    • Letters of support from other organizations involved in the project (if applicable).
  5. Submit the application and documents to CASP by the deadline of August 31, 2022.

Reporting Requirements

Grant recipients will be required to provide the following reports after receipt of the funds.

  • Mid-project progress report
  • Final report

Further, it is expected that the grant recipient:

  • will communicate immediately with CASP if there are any changes to the program from what was approved, including timing; and
  • will provide CASP stories and/or results for potential sharing by CASP (e.g. social media, National Conference, CASP newsletters/website.)

Funding exclusions:

  • Food/refreshments
  • Supplies for more general community development purposes
  • Staff positions (new, existing or coverage)
  • Expansion to existing operations
  • For-profit business endeavors

Selection Criteria

CASP recognizes that suicide prevention is complex and multi-factorial and involves a variety of fields and approaches.  When assessing the project applications, we will be using the following criteria:

  • Idea–Description/rationale for the project (40%)      
  • Potential impact of the project (20%).
  • Feasibility (20%).
    • Budget
    • Best practice/evidence informed re: approach
    • Team
    • Pilot Work
  • Inclusion (20%)
    • Collaboration with other groups.
    • Remove barriers (e.g. populations at high risk of suicide are considered a priority and projects that address social determinants of suicide are also seen as a priority.)
    • Include People with Lived Experience on the team and safeguards to protect the well-being of everyone on the project team and participants.

If you are wondering if your proposal fits within the CASP funding criteria, please contact us.

PLEASE NOTE: With this year’s grant program fund being $100,000, the grant funding amount can range from $5,000 to $20,000 per application. CASP reserves the right to fund in full, or in part, any submission received. The amount of funding awarded is dependent on several factors, including the number of requests.  Projects are expected to be completed within one year, and a brief report will be required at that time.

Prepare for your application by reviewing the questions in advance you will find in our online application.

Accessibility is important to CASP. If you encounter any problems in accessing or completing the online application, please contact us.