Disability Rights Fund (DRF) has announced the second round of grant cycle 2011 “Securing Our Rights” aimed at achieving the goal that persons with disabilities participate fully in society and enjoy equal rights and opportunities.
The Disability Rights Fund 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) at country level in the Global South and Eastern Europe/former Soviet Union
The second grantmaking round is directed at DPOs in Ghana, Uganda, Nicaragua, Peru, Bangladesh, and 14 Pacific Island countries (Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu).
DRF grants support both increased capacity of marginalized and emergent groups of persons with disabilities to advocate for their rights and ongoing efforts of national level DPOs to advance CRPD implementation.
DRF operates with the support of the following funders: An anonymous donor, American Jewish World Service, the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), the Open Society Institute, The Sigrid Rausing Trust, and the UK government’s Department for International Development (DFID). DRF is a fiscally-sponsored project and a grantmaking fund of Tides.
Legally registered non-governmental DPOs (or groups of PWDs acting under the fiscal sponsorship3 thereof)
– Partnerships among DPOs
– Partnerships between DPOs and other organizations (when a DPO is the managing partner)
The applicant organization must be based in and conduct the majority of their activities in the countries and states targeted for this call.
Applicants from Ghana, Nicaragua, and the 14 Pacific Island countries can apply as: single organizations or partnerships for Small Grants. Applicants from Bangladesh, Peru, and Uganda can apply by invitation only.
1. Increasing DPO skill in addressing the CRPD by:
(a) Building More Inclusive Organizations or Partnerships
(b) Internal Capacity Building
2. Rights Advocacy and Monitoring Through:
(a) Increasing DPO Participation in Decision-Making Processes Regarding the CRPD at state or local Levels
(b) Addressing Implementation of CRPD Articles
(c) Ratification Efforts (in the Pacific Island Countries only)
Funding Amounts and Project Duration
Grant amounts range from USD 5,000 – USD 20,000. Grants will support activities to be implemented over a period of 12 months.
Last date for submission of application is August 18, 2011
For more information and details, please visit this link.
Javed Soomro says
Rural Awareness Social Development Organization
(RASDO)Registration No. F. DO. (S.W) (CDD) DADU /VA/ 133
RASDO to Provide High Quality Community Based Service for Sustainable Development
RASDO Objective is to conduct an extensive and intensive participatory sustainable development process through empowerment of the poor. Strive in particular to advance the empowerment movement among the under-served by addressing, through information, advocacy and services, their growing unmet need and demand for health and education and to work cooperatively in this Endeavour with all interested governmental and non governmental organizations.
DESCRIPTION OF THE RASDO
It is admitted fact that present age of development has compelled human beings get together and interacts with one another. This phenomenon has given birth to concept of independence. This is why every person seems to be vocal in raising the slogan No Development can be brought without participatory actions of development actors and sectors. Having recognized this hard reality of time, some development desirous NGOs and social activist vowed to organization Rural Awareness & Social Development Organization (RASDO) in the year 2008 at Mehar. The organization will act as an umbrella organization of community based organizations (CBOs) and social activist and pursue such policies that may not only ensure tangible development in its operational area but also serves as path finder emerged CBOs to development. The forum will provide a platform to NGOs, CBOs, development workers and social activist to their significance.
RASDO has plan to support disable in distt: dadu
collect the data of disable persons and help them to get disable certificates, provide them technical training to increase income for their normal life.
Charity chahasi says
Hallo my concern is that my country Kenya is not on the list.can we be able to apply for the fund?.Help us please on how we can apply for the grant.
Robert Mukwiza Sakutaha says
I work for an NGO called Capacity Builders’ International-Zambia (CBI-ZAMBIA). But I have noticed that Zambia is not among the countries cited for support under this funding. Kindly advise.
Robert Mukwiza Sakutaha
olupot charles dickens says
it is good to hear from you on the grants for the disabled persons.
we have a school in north-eastern part of uganda called teso parents school reg.no.emis 190063 e.p.d.
so please our hope is in you.
olupot charles dickens,
teso parents’ school,
COLONEL N M VERMA says
India has about 70 million peeople with disabilities.Saritsa Foundation has been providing equal opportunity to persons with disabilities to main stream them in the process of minimizing risks from disasters and impacts of climate change sinnce year 2000. Saritsa Foundation has empowered 8000 disabled peopled in 18 states of INDIA. Disabled people are always on front line of disasters and climate change impacts. It is discouraginng to note that disabled people of INDIA are not being supported in this project. Kindly consider it again. With regards. Director General Saritsa Foundation, INDIA.
Okot Mark Bernard says
Good news for a country like Uganda especially the northern part that the war has crippled quite a number of the population. Hopefully the people will use this opportunity to care and support the different vulnerabilities that were left unattended to for many years.
Thanks alot and hope to apply for the funding
Mark Bernard Okot
Henry Julius says
My concern is that our Country Sierra Leone is not among the list. I am over seeing one of the Local NGO in the country which we would like to apply for this funding. Please help us how to go about it
CHANDIGA BASIL says
Great thanks and happy to see that the International Community is redirecting alot of its focus on Persons With Disabilities. This is really a justifiable course since Persons With Disabilities have a lot of potential that always many people do not know how to realize or tap. Through such funding, we therefore trust that many communities will realize and tap that potential. However with reference to Uganda what is the meaning of “application by invitation only”.
tabu sarr Program officer TANGO says
i would like more about the grant as i am working for the focal point of NGOs/CBOs in the Gambia call the Association of Non Governmental Organizations(TANGO)
TANGO has a membership of 80 International,National and community based Organizations. it is a consortium of the NGOs in the Gambia. out of the lot some of the members are disable organization.
TANGO objectives are to provide capacity building,coordinate,facilitate and contribute to national poverty reduction efforts by expanding membership and improving services of members in a cost effective and financially sustainable manner.
in this regard we are on a campaign to lobby government to ratify the convention on the rights of the disable in the Gambia whose rights are being violated all the time . government being the duty bearer for all citizens regardless of race sex,religion, disability and age is dragging its feet to ratify the convention and better of the lives of these groups.TANGO saw it as a concern but have difficulty in addressing the concern, through campaigning because of funding.
as the program officer in charge of training, i will be grateful if wea receive funding to carry out this activity.
Jumoke Idowu says
Why are disability funding agencies avoiding Nigeria?
If some 20 to an unlikely 50 unscrupulous elements have swindled or mismanaged opportunities is that enough reason to ignore about 15 million people a tenth of Nigeria’s populace?
Is it the lack of commitment,response and support by our government to disability funding and supporting agencies?
then we still need a lot of awareness and advocacy which is ongoing always but will need help or support
Can someone give me an answer
The disability community in Nigeria is been crushed even by its own citizens and the world
Greeting from NCBP
Extremely thanks to providing us such kind of opportunities to disable person through partners.
Hear we request you to take a notice of poor community who suffer in disability not naturally but manmade in Pakistan through fight against terrorism.
We request again to help us we are working with UN agencies to help them but not iin such kind of opportunities and programs.
We will be glad to partner with you to help the disable in the society.