Deadline: 5 June 2015
The Disability Rights Fund (DRF) is accepting applications for its second grant-making round – small grants, mid-level coalition grants or national coalition grants. The civil society organizations of the disabled persons’ in Bangladesh and Uganda are encouraged to submit letters of interest on “Advancing Rights and Development – Beyond 2015”.
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The Disability Rights Fund (DRF) seeks to strengthen the participation of Disabled Persons’ Organizations (DPOs) in the advancement of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in the developing world.
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- Small Grants – Single organizations or partnerships. One-year grants ranging between USD 5,000-20,000.
- Mid-Level Coalition Grants – Mid-Level (state, regional, provincial, or district) DPO-led coalitions. Two-year grants ranging between USD 30,000 – 40,000 per year (USD 60,000 – 80,000 over the course of two years) and must be conceived and led by a DPO.
- National Coalition Grants – National DPO-led coalitions. Two-year grants ranging between USD 30,000 – 50,000 per year (USD 60,000 – 100,000 over the course of two years).
- Small Grants priority areas include:
- Increasing DPO Participation in Decision-Making Processes Regarding the CRPD at Local Levels
- Addressing Implementation of CRPD Articles
- Mid-Level Coalition priority areas include:
- Passage of specific legislation or policy at the sub-national level to accord with the CRPD
- Advocacy for governmental budgetary measures to implement the CRPD at sub-national level
- National Coalition priority areas include:
- Ratification of the CRPD and/or the Optional Protocol (where not ratified)
- Passage of specific legislation to accord with the CRPD
- Production of and/or follow up to alternative reports to the CRPD Committee; or
- Production of and/or follow up to reports submitted to other UN human rights monitoring mechanisms such as the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Human Rights Council or to other Committees of Experts from other human rights treaties
- Advocacy to national or international agencies responsible for development planning to ensure that the CRPD is taken into consideration in strategy and goal development and assessment
- Advocacy to ensure formal inclusion of DPO representatives in national governmental implementation and/or monitoring of the CRPD