Strategic Partnership Funding

Suicide prevention

We want to fund strategic projects aiming to achieve systemic change in the area of suicide prevention in London.

Grant details

  • Area: Greater London
  • Open to: New applicants, existing grant-holders and previous grant-holders. New and existing partnerships. Organisations can be in more than one applying partnership.
  • Deadline: Friday, 2 August 2024, 5pm
  • Funding length: Up to seven years
  • Funding size: Up to £150,000 per year

What we will fund

We want to fund four partnerships, which will work strategically to achieve systemic change in the area of suicide prevention in London, over a period of seven years.

We would like to fund one strategic partnership grant in each of the following areas:

  • Embedding the expertise of people with lived experience of suicidal thoughts and behaviour into the design and evaluation of suicide prevention services in London
  • Capacity building and support for staff working in suicide prevention services in London
  • Improving the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector’s access to consistent and high-quality data around suicide, suicide attempts and self-harm in London
  • Services which help people to access the right support for them and/​or their challenges. Such services could include technological platforms, phone lines and text messaging services

This fund has been designed to promote collaboration and partnership in the area of suicide prevention. We are particularly interested in applications which promote cross-sector working.

Wherever possible, we will seek to support projects and organisations that involve the communities the project or organisation serves in the shaping of its services, or that are directly led by those communities.


The application form for this programme will open on Monday, 3 June 2024 and will close at 5pm on Friday, 2 August 2024.

We will hold two pre-application webinars during May. The purpose of these webinars is to share what we will be looking for in successful applications and answer questions about the fund.

For organisations which would like to apply to this fund, we will offer pre-application support calls. These will be available throughout June and bookable after the pre-application webinars have taken place.

When we have received your online application and all supporting documents, your application will be reviewed by our team. Applications will go through a detailed assessment and will go to the City Bridge Foundation Funding Committee and Board for decision in December 2024.

The assessment process will be informed by a group of people with lived experience of suicidal thoughts and behaviour, or bereavement by suicide.

Guidance for applicants

The documents we will need to see with your application

As part of your application, the lead organisation will need to submit:

  • Its constitution or governing document
  • A copy of its most recently signed annual accounts
  • A copy of its most recent management accounts, draft annual accounts, or equivalent
  • A copy of the organisation’s budget to its current financial year end
  • Its safeguarding policy
  • A draft budget that shows the total funding requested (up to seven years) using a template which we will supply

Suicide Prevention funding

This Strategic Partnership Funding is part of City Bridge Foundation’s Suicide Prevention funding programme. The programme has two strands:

1. Making London More Liveable – live and open for applications

2. Strategic Partnership Funding – applications open on Monday, 3 June 2024