International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Latest Funding Opportunities for NGOs working for Differently-abled People

International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPwD) is a United Nations sanctioned day celebrated each year on 3 December. The day aims to promote an understanding of people with disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being.

The theme for 2015 is: Inclusion matters: access and empowerment for people of all abilities.

The estimated one billion people living with disabilities worldwide face many barriers to inclusion in many key aspects of society. As a result, people with disabilities do not enjoy access to society on an equal basis with others, which includes areas of transportation, employment, and education as well as social and political participation.

The right to participate in public life is essential to create stable democracies, active citizenship and reduce inequalities in society.

By promoting empowerment, real opportunities for people are created. This enhances their own capacities and supports them in setting their own priorities. Empowerment involves investing in people – in jobs, health, nutrition, education, and social protection. When people are empowered they are better prepared to take advantage of opportunities, they become agents of change and can more readily embrace their civic responsibilities.

There are also three sub-themes this year:

  1. Making cities inclusive and accessible for all
  2. Improving disability data and statistics
  3. Including persons with invisible disabilities in society and development.

The annual theme provides a frame for considering how people with disability are excluded from society by promoting the removal of all types of barriers; including those relating to the physical environment, information and communications technology (ICT), or attitudinal barriers.

Disability organisations, businesses, governments and the community come together at various events held across the world to mark the occasion and celebrate the achievements of people with disability.

Emphasizing  the importance of the day, we have compiled a list of open funding opportunities for NGOs worldwide that are working for disabled people around the world.

Please go through the list by clicking Next.



  1. Avatar Mr. John Chesum says

    Soldiers of Peace International Association (SPIA) Kenya is an NGO that gathers all troops who served the integrated command of the United Nations in the resolution of safety.
    Since then, approximately over 40,000 Kenyans have been deployed in more than 25 peacekeeping missions around the world. Many of our peacekeepers and peacemakers have served on multiple missions, as Police, Civilians and Military. Unfortunately, some have been killed on these operations and many have been wounded flesh and minds, and traumatized by their commitment and sacrifice of past, present and future peacekeepers. How can we get funding to help?

    • Avatar Deepika Singh says

      Hi John,

      Fundsforngos is not a funding organization and we do not provide grants. We are a social enterprise that provides fundraising guides, resources, and the latest funding opportunities to help you fundraise better and secure grant funding.

      You can visit a good range of funding opportunities and programmes at

      Thank You!

  2. hi rashma i hav an organisation to help families with autistic children,how can i access funding.eldoret kenya

  3. Avatar Mian Michael Jahangir, Chairman says

    ODF is a non-government humanitarian organization which has registered with the Joint Stock Companies under Societies Acts XXI of 1860. No. is RAJS-381. ODF is performing a package of health, family planning, and humanitarian support program to the poor people, vulnerable and disadvantaged segment especially the women, adolescent and children since 2012.
    Our Commitment : Committed to build enlighten human for a noble society.
    Our Principles : Serve, Love, Faith, Integrity, Transparency and Discipline.
    ODF’s Mandates : To promote, operates child protection related advocacy or direct support to establish child rights and human rights and carry its humanitarian program with like-minded organizations. To propagate and restore moral value of the society irrespective of caste, community, creed, colour, sex, national and geographical barriers in Bangladesh.
    At present we are operating satellite clinic for general & primary treatment, court yard sessions along with new couples and adolescent girls, health education sessions among men & women at community based approaches. ODF operate humanitarian support program during or after disaster to the affected communities based on our capacities.
    So we would like to explore a partnership for programme/project implementation with like minded donor organization or individuals, how we can find them for fruitful partnerships?
    With best & regards
    Michael Jahangir
    Oikoumene Development Foundation (ODF)

  4. Avatar lester shuler says

    yes I lost my leg I need help to buy me car and home to live in thank you allm,

    • Avatar Reena Pandey says

      hello lester shuler,

      FundsforNGOs is not a funding organization and does not provide grants. We are a social enterprise that provides fundraising guides, resources, and the latest funding opportunities to help you fundraise better and secure grant funding.

      Please check out the many resources available on our site.

      Thank you!

  5. Avatar rosemary saina says

    we are registered a CBO Uasin Gishu Deaf Communty in Rift Valley province Kenya.We want to know how to get fund for project.

    • Avatar Rashmi Kanti says

      Hi Rosemary,
      In this compilation, we have listed the best funding opportunities that are currently open to apply. Please visit each by clicking Next below. You can apply to any opportunity you find your organisation is eligible for, via the link mentioned on the last line of each article.
      Thank you!

  6. We are community based organization in kibera slum,We work with persons with disability who have been violated their rights.We have been giving sunscreen to the albinos in our network,food staff to the whole team.We need funding to scale up our can we get funds.

    • Avatar Rashmi Kanti says

      Hi Zena,
      This is a compilation on latest funding opportunities in disability fields. The articles are connected by Next-Previous links. To find an opportunity for your cause, please visit each article and apply to the one relevant for your organisation.
      Thank you!

  7. Avatar Public Vision Trust says

    We are an registered non profit organizations registered under Karnataka society act based in Bangalore. We mainly focus and work for livelihood resource program for disabled candidates in Bangalore rural India. We have vocational training courses program and centre at Hoskote, Tumkur, Raichur and Bagalkot.
    We provide vocational training courses at our centre. Computer Training and spoken English class. life skill development and Retail management class for 45days and provide placement in Bangalore.

    We are only 6 months old and our project is funded by TRRAIN Foundation called PANKH from Mumbai.

    Thanks PVT support team

  8. Avatar zinet Yimer says

    How we can apply for Funding Opportunities for NGOs working for Differently-abled People?


    • Avatar Rashmi Kanti says

      Hi Zinet,
      This is a compilation of a series of articles in disability areas connected by Next-Previous links. Please visit ‘Next’ articles and apply to the one you find relevant for your NGO.
      Good Luck!