Call for Grant Proposals!
CASP is a pan-Canadian organization that provides advocacy, communication and education on suicide prevention and life promotion through providing resources, guidance, and information.
To help work towards our vision of a Canada without suicide, CASP is providing one-time grant funding for life promotion and suicide prevention (prevention/intervention/postvention) activities such as campaigns, resource development, research, creative projects, and pilot projects. We use an equity lens when reviewing proposals.
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.
Who should apply?
Proposals that aim to remove barriers, serve underserved or populations at high risk of suicide (using an equity approach) are considered priority.
Projects that address social determinants of suicide are also seen as a priority.
Deadline: August 31, 2022
We are accepting proposals that address the following areas:
Prevention refers to actions to enhance the mental health and well-being of individuals, communities, or populations. These include social determinants of health strategies that target the community-at-large to enhance mental wellness, enhancing protective factors and resiliency. Prevention also includes activities directed toward the reduction of suicide related behaviour, such as Primary Prevention: activities that create healthy and supportive environments where risk factors are minimized, and protective factors are increased, e.g. Evidence-informed activities that build strength and/or Secondary prevention: activities that prevent the onset of suicide crises with individuals who are identified as at risk e.g. Projects related to key populations, gatekeeper training.
Intervention refers to activities that support communities in healing and coping with loss. Examples include resource development to support people bereaved by suicide, community projects that support bereavement using evident informed safe messaging.
Postvention refers to activities that support communities in healing and coping with loss. Examples include resource development to support people bereaved by suicide, community projects that support bereavement using evidence informed safe messaging.
Life Promotion provides a collective opportunity to balance and mobilize current suicide prevention paradigms towards comprehensive, holistic, strength-based pathway. Life Promotion is grounded in natural law and reflects the wisdom and circle of Indigenous traditional knowledge systems. However, hope, purpose, belonging, and meaning are important tenants in many cultures and may be reflected in a variety of project proposals.
From a life promotion perspective, mental wellness is a balance of the mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional wellbeing. This balance and interconnectedness is enriched as individuals have: purpose in their daily lives whether it is through education, employment care-giving activities, or cultural ways of being and doing; hope for their future and those of their families that is grounded in a sense of identity, unique cultural values, and having a belief in spirit; a sense of belonging and connectedness within their families, to community, and to culture; and finally a sense of meaning and an understanding of how their lives and those of their families and communities are part of creation and a rich history.