Updated Mar 11, 2019
Offered by Disability Rights Fund
|Stage||Stage 3: Proof of Concept and Stage 4: Transition to Scale|
|Country||Haiti, Malawi, Nigeria, Indonesia and Myanmar|
Policy and Regulation
The Mid-Level Coalition funding stream supports civil society coalitions at sub-national levels, to ensure that national legislation and policy is implemented at these levels, including through establishment of budgets. In addition, this funding stream supports sub-national level coalitions to advocate that sub-national development programs, policies and plans aiming to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are inclusive of persons with disabilities and use the CRPD as a guideline.
Advocacy at sub-national levels is especially critical in federal systems and in decentralized political systems – which make up the majority of DRF’s target countries. Mid-Level Coalition grants enable grantees to collaborate at state (in a federal system), provincial, regional, or district levels.Because of the importance of joint advocacy at this level, only coalitions of three or more organizations will be funded. Applicant organizations should be disabled persons organizations (DPOs), while partner organizations can be either DPOs or other civil society organizations active in the promotion of human rights