Applications are accepted throughout the year
The Abilis Foundation provides small grants to Organizations run by People with Disability (related to mobility, vision, hearing or any other type) to implement their projects in developing countries. Primary objective of the Abilis foundation is to build the capacity of people with disabilities improving the quality of their lives.
The grants range from 500 to 10,000 Euros.
Focus Countries– Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua And Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia And Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burma(Myanmar), Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo DR, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote DIvoire (Ivory Coast), Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor (Timor-Leste), Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), Fiji, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Macau, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Federated States Of, Moldova, Republic Of, Mongolia, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestinian Territories, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia And Montenegro, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad And Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks And Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
- Creating self-employment for the women with disabilities – Bangladesh
- Working together for Inclusive education – Tajikistan
- Welfare Association for Rehabilitation of Disabled and Society, WARDS working in enhancing educational and vocational training for disabled children in Bangalore- India
- Advanced Level Vocational Training Sewing and Cutting to Women with Disabilities – Nepal
- Economic Empowerment of Deaf Women in Ghana – Ghana
- Literacy Program for the Empowerment of Women with Disabilities – Ethiopia
- Organizations that include persons with disabilities i.e. mobility, visual, hearing or any other type of disability in their leadership are eligible to apply for the funds. Support is also given to the organizations that are run by parents of children with disabilities.
- Applicants must live in a country defined as qualifying for Official Development Assistance by the United Nations and the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development).
- Applicant organization must be legally registered and own certificate of registration.
- Special priority is given to projects on advocating for human rights of disabled people and to activities developed and implemented by disabled women. Organizations run by parents of children with disabilities can also apply for funding.
- Preference is give to projects with involvement and active role of persons with disabilities in developing the project and in committing their own resources to the project (including time).
- The application must show how the project will continue to benefit the community once the project’s funding term has been completed.
- Abilis application forms are available from the office of the partner organizations in the mentioned countries. Applicants interested in applying can contact their country’s facilitator for further information and application forms.
- The partner organizations after discussing the project proposal, will send the selected application directly to the foundation.
- Complete application materials include – application form with signature, work plan, budget, two reference forms, and a copy of certificate of registration (or an explanation why it is not available).
- An organization can submit only one application per year.
For more information, please visit Abilis Foundation Grants.