Mid-Level Coalition Funding Stream: Supporting Civil Society and Addressing the Rights of PWDs

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Deadline: 14 March 2016

The Mid-Level Coalition Funding Stream supports civil society coalitions at sub-national levels to ensure that national legislation and policy addressing the rights of PWDs is implemented at these levels, including through establishment of budgets.

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In addition, this funding stream supports sub-national level coalitions to advocate that sub-national development programs, policies and plans are inclusive of persons with disabilities and to ensure that efforts to implement the Sustainable Development Goals include all persons with disabilities.

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 these levels, only coalitions of three or more organizations will be funded.

Priority Areas

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Development of a State (or regional, provincial or district) platform to work on:

  • Passage of specific legislation or policy at the sub-national level to accord with the CRPD
  • Advocacy to national or international agencies responsible for development planning to ensure that national action plans and programs aiming to implement the SDGs are inclusive of persons with disabilities and use the CRPD as a guiding document
  • Advocacy for governmental budgetary measures to implement the CRPD at the sub-national level
  • Advocacy for governmental budgetary measures to implement the SDGs at the sub-national level

Funding Information: Grant amounts will range from USD 30,000–40,000 per year (USD 60,000 to 80,000 over the course of two years).

Eligibility Criteria

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  • Mid-Level Coalitions of three or more organizations, where the Coalition is conceived and led by a DPO, may submit applications.
  • Applications from Mid-Level Coalitions must be submitted by one managing DPO on behalf of the Coalition.
  • Applicant organizations will be responsible for coordinating the Coalition and managing the grant.

Umbrella organizations or federations are considered one organization for the purposes of this application and therefore, must form a Coalition with other organizations to be eligible.