Goals of the Community Grant Funding program

We are seeking to distribute funding as widely as possible (in terms of location), in programs that make a cost effective, demonstrable and sustainable difference in peoples' lives.

Grant Opportunities

Community Project Grant

A grant of between $1,000 and $10,000 for a specific project to be outlined on the application form. The project should aim to; help people suffering from mental illness, help prevent suicide, raise public awareness of mental health, or raise awareness of suicide prevention.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) & Train the Trainer

A range of grant opportunities - choose the option that's the best fit for your needs.

A. SafeTALK - Train the Trainer

A grant to have, up to, two nominated people trained to become a "SafeTALK" trainer for your community. If a grant for this is awarded, the total value of this grant ($3,300.00 incl. GST) will be paid directly to LivingWorks (suicide intervention training company) by Black Dog Ride Australia.

Once qualified, a SafeTALK trainer can deliver the half-day SafeTalk suicide alertness workshop that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. A suicide-alert helper is better equipped to recognise suicide risk warning signs and connect the person at risk with appropriate services.

B. ASIST - Train the Trainer

A grant to have a nominated person trained to become an "ASIST" trainer for your community. If a grant for this is awarded, the total value of this grant ($3,734.50 incl. GST) will be paid directly to LivingWorks (suicide intervention training company) by Black Dog Ride Australia.

Once qualified, an ASIST trainer can deliver the two-day ASIST interactive suicide intervention workshop. Participants learn to recognise warning signs, intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide, and connect the person at risk with appropriate services. LifeLine counsellors attend this same two-day ASIST workshop.

C. Mental Health First Aid - Train the Trainer

A grant to have a nominated person trained to become a "Mental Health First Aid" trainer for your community. If a grant for this is awarded, the total value of this grant ($3,905.00 incl. GST) will be paid directly to Mental Health First Aid Australia (mental health awareness training company) by Black Dog Ride Australia.

Once qualified, a Mental Health First Aid trainer can deliver the two-day Mental Health First Aid workshop. This workshop teaches participants how to assist people who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received, or the crisis resolves.

D. Mental Health First Aid Course - Individual

A grant to have a nominated person trained to become a "Mental Health First Aider" for your community. If a grant for this is awarded, the total value of this grant will be paid directly to the course provider by Black Dog Ride Australia. This course teaches participants how to assist people who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received, or the crisis resolves.

The Black Dog Ride Australia Community Grants program is focused on supporting initiatives that; help people who suffer from mental illness, help prevent suicide, and raise awareness of both mental health and suicide prevention.

Community Project Grant
For a specific project to be outlined on the application form.
MHFA - Train the Trainer
Options - A, B or C
MHFA - Individual
Option D - Undertake Mental Health First Aid training