Date published: 17 March 2023

The Liverpool Partnership Project has identified funding that it would like to use to commission voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) activity, to help address areas of need that it has identified through its core work in Liverpool.

The main aim of this micro-commissioning is to reduce suicide rates across the Liverpool City Council area. It has been agreed that the £150k funding will be used to target suicide prevention activity with particular emphasis around helping to support at risk groups in Liverpool Place.

The VCSE organisations applying for the funding should be able to demonstrate that they are able to support suicide prevention in terms of:

  • Domestic Abuse
  • Physical Health / Long Term conditions
  • Substance Misuse
  • Cost of Living
  • Students
  • Females

The project will seek to commission several VCSE organisations through this process. No one organisation can apply for more than £20,000 per submission. The funding will be for a 12-month fixed term period from 1 June 2023 to 31 May 2024.

The service must be delivered within the Liverpool City Council area, for Liverpool City residents.

We will be holding a live Q&A session on Monday 27 March 2023 11am-1pm.
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Making an application for funding

Organisations who are interested in applying and have the appropriate governance and assurance policies in place, should email a completed application before 5pm on Friday 21 April 2023

Contracts will be awarded in early May, and finance will be agreed by 31 May 2023 with an expectation of a June 2023 mobilisation.

You will be expected to provide the following documentation at the contracting stage should your application be successful.

  • Evidence of appropriate Indemnity Arrangements
  • Safeguarding Policy
  • Incidents Requiring Reporting Procedure
  • DBS

Application form for VCSE Micro-Commission Funding (Liverpool Place)

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The Liverpool Partnership Project - Investment was secured by Liverpool Public Health to support suicide prevention projects for Liverpool place. Mersey Care - Safe from Suicide Team were requested to develop a programme of work around identified suicide prevention priorities using this investment and working with a wide range of stakeholders.