New funding for community groups aims to help prevent suicides across Lancashire and South Cumbria 

27th February 2019

A new initiative led by Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria is giving community groups the opportunity to apply for funding between £500 and £5000 to support projects designed to prevent suicide and reduce self-harm, which are key priorities of the NHS Long Term Plan, which was published earlier this month.

£40,000 of funding is being made available for this initiative with a particular focus on reducing suicide by middle aged men and self-harm within local communities. Any community group, charity or organisation will be able to apply for the funding. Most of the funding is likely to be awarded to local groups from the voluntary or charity sector in Lancashire and South Cumbria.

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