Who we fund

The applying organisation or initiative must

  • be Pasifika-led
  • address unmet needs of priority groups
  • contribute to the objectives and outcomes of Every Life Matters – He Tapu te Oranga o ia Tangata
  • aim to enhance protective factors for suicide prevention and postvention
  • ensure collaboration and coordination
  • be innovative with a new initiative that is currently not funded for
  • be sustainable once the funding has stopped
  • demonstrate access to the capacity, capability and systems required to manage and report.

Strategic priority groups for equity

We know that different people with different levels of advantage require different approaches and resources to achieve equitable health outcomes. Successful initiatives will foster one or more of the following priority groups within Pasifika communities (this does not imply that the applications should be limited to these groups):

  • Men
  • Youth
  • Rainbow
  • Rural communities
  • People with lived experience of suicidal behaviour.

What we fund

All funded initiatives must show a clear alignment to one, or more, of these outcomes:

  • Families, whānau, and communities are strongly connected, and people are actively participating in the wider community to prevent or cope with distress
  • Families, whānau and communities are actively building resilience and reducing the risks of suicide
  • Community leaders empower people, foster resilience and bring people and resources together for better mental wellbeing
  • Families, whānau and communities have stronger relationships and confidence to be able to talk about their difficulties
  • People are informed about and assisted in accessing support services
  • People bereaved by suicide receive the support they need within their families and whānau
  • Pasifika young people are connected to their culture and are supported to build a strong cultural identity to enhance mental wellbeing.

Things we don’t fund

  • Government statutory entities, overseas organisations, and individuals or consultants will not be eligible to apply for the Community Fund
  • Capital costs and major fixed assets (for example vehicles, buildings)
  • Ongoing operational costs of the applicant organisations not related to the initiative
  • National or international conference attendance
  • Any activity that does not occur in New Zealand
  • Fundraising activities
  • Overseas travel and associated costs
  • Activities or projects that only benefit an individual
  • Projects that have already occurred, or costs that have already been incurred
  • Existing projects
  • Development of an individual or privately-owned business
  • Research
  • One-off events.

Find out how to apply

For more information

If you have any questions please contact suicide.prevention@leva.co.nz

Covid-19 Update

Face-to-face workshops will not continue while New Zealand is at Level 4. We will be in contact with all participants soon.