Updated Mar 11, 2019CLOSED

2019 Round 1 Letter of Interest--Small Grants

Offered by Disability Rights Fund

DRF supports projects that demonstrate a clear ability and commitment to contribute to the advancement of the human rights of persons with disabilities, including in national development processes.
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CLOSEDMar 22, 2019Deadline
$5,000 - $20,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

StageStage 1: Ideation, Stage 2: Research & Development and Stage 3: Proof of Concept
Created inHaiti, Malawi, Nigeria, Indonesia and Myanmar
Implemented In:
CountryHaiti, Malawi, Nigeria, Indonesia and Myanmar
Focus AreasDisability
Policy and Regulation
Cross-disability and other partnerships (including with other human rights organizations) in-country are strongly encouraged, as are projects which address grassroots (rural), emergent (newly established), and particularly marginalized sectors of the disability community.

The Small Grants funding stream supports growth of a broader and more diverse disability movement to advance the CRPD at state and local levels. Organizations can use funds from DRF to strengthen the capacity of PWDs to participate more actively in decision-making processes in CRPD implementation and monitoring or to advocate for the advancement of rights defined in specific articles of the CRPD. In addition, this funding stream supports DPOs to participate in and influence decision-making processes related to implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to ensure development efforts include all persons with disabilities.

Other Requirements

Management TeamWhile DRF welcomes applications from any disabled persons’ organizations (DPOs), grassroots (rural), emergent (newly established) and more marginalized groups (such as women with disabilities, persons with psychosocial disabilities, persons with albinism, Deafblind, etc.) are especially encouraged to apply for grants in this category.
OtherWithin the Small Grants stream, strong consideration will be given to organizations that are not yet registered (and applying under fiscal sponsorship), newly registered (within the last two years), rural, or representing marginalized sectors of the disability community.

Application Directions

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