Evaluation of suicide prevention activities

5.1 Overview

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A profile of each of the 49 projects is provided at Appendix A. The information presented in this chapter has been derived primarily from project representatives' responses to the online survey (Section 4.4). The funding information identified for each project is based on data provided by the Department in June 2013.

One project was funded for both a local and a national component and is therefore treated as two projects for the purposes of some of the following analysis, yielding a total of 50 projects. Throughout each section of this chapter, the total number of projects analysed (49 or 50) is clearly indicated.

From July 2006 to June 2013, a total of $120.1 million was allocated to fund NSPP projects. The 49 projects included in this Project Profile received a total of $96.8 million funding over this seven-year period. Other NSPP-funded projects, not included in the Evaluation, received $23.3 million over this period.

Figure 5-1 shows the total NSPP funding for each year from July 2006 to June 2013. The figure identifies total funding allocated to the 49 projects each year, and total funding for other projects. Other projects (ie, projects outside the scope of this Evaluation) are those that were not funded in 2010-11, because they ceased receiving funding before then or did not commence receiving funding until after 2010-11.

Total NSPP funding increased from $15.8 million in 2006-07 to $21.3 million for 2012-13. The amount allocated to the 49 projects was $9.7 million for 2006-07; increasing to $18.0 million for 2011-12 and $16.1 million for 2012-13.

As shown, only 35 of the 49 projects received funding in 2006-07, ie, 14 did not commence until later years. By 2009-10, all but two of the 49 projects were operating.

Further information about the funding allocated to these 49 projects is provided in Section 5.11.

Figure 5-1: NSPP project funding, 2006-07 to 2012-13

Refer to the following table for a text equivalent of Figure 5-1:  NSPP project funding, 2006-07 to 2012-13

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49 projects - number
49 projects - $M
Other projects - $M