Request for Proposals to support Persons with Disabilities in Rwanda and Pacific Island Countries

Deadline: 15 August 2019

The Disability Rights Fund has launched its 2019 Round 2 Requests for Proposals to support projects that demonstrate a clear ability and commitment to contribute to the advancement of the human rights of persons with disabilities, including in national development processes.

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Funding Streams

The Disability Rights Fund has three open funding streams:

  1. Small Grants: The Small Grants funding stream supports growth of a broader and more diverse disability movement to advance the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) at state and local levels.
    • Priority Areas
      • Single Organizations or Partnerships from target countries named above may apply for grants aimed at:
      • Increasing DPO capacity to participate in advocacy and decision-making processes regarding implementation of rights at local levels
      • Advocacy for inclusion of persons with disabilities in government programs – such as education, health or justice – and in government budget planning and implementation at the local level
      • Increasing DPO capacity to participate in advocacy and decision-making processes regarding implementation of the SDGs
      • Advocacy for inclusion of persons with disabilities in local government development programs (as part of SDG implementation) and in government budget planning and implementation
      • In Pacific Island countries only: Ratification of the CRPD and/or the Optional Protocol (where not ratified)
  2. Mid-Level Coalition Grants: The Mid-Level Coalition funding stream supports civil society coalitions at sub-national levels, to ensure that national legislation and policy is implemented at these levels, including through establishment of budgets.
    • Priority Areas
      • Development of a sub-national (state (in a federal system), regional, provincial or district) Coalition to work on:
      • Passage of specific sub-national legislation (including ordinances), policy, regulations, and/or budgetary priorities to accord with the CRPD
      • Advocacy for inclusion of persons with disabilities in government programs, such as education, health or justice, at the state (in a federal system), regional, provincial or district level in line with CRPD articles
      • Advocacy to ensure that development stakeholders and development planning at sub-national levels, to implement the SDGs, are inclusive of persons with disabilities and use the CRPD as a guiding document
      • In Pacific Island countries only: Ratification of the CRPD and/or the Optional Protocol (where not ratified)
  3. National Coalition Grants: The National Coalition funding stream supports advancement of the CRPD at national levels through lobbying for legislative changes (including but not limited to CRPD/OP ratification), policy and budgetary changes, monitoring and reporting on implementation of the CRPD or other international human rights mechanisms, or following up on the recommendations made by UN human rights mechanisms to States in regard to implementation of the rights of PWDs.
    • Priority Areas
      • Ratification of the Optional Protocol (OP) to the CRPD (where not ratified)
      • Passage or amendment of specific national legislation and policies to accord with the CRPD
      • Advocacy for budgetary measures as well as regulations to implement new or amended legislation and policy promoting the rights of persons with disabilities
      • Production of and/or follow up to Alternative Reports to the CRPD Committee and other human rights treaty bodies or reports to the Human Rights Council for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)
      • Engagement with national government SDG focal point, civil society SDG platforms, and National Statistics Offices to ensure national action plans, programs, monitoring frameworks and data collection methods for implementing and monitoring the SDGs are inclusive of persons with disabilities and use the CRPD as a guiding document
      • Advocacy to ensure inclusion of a disability perspective in national governmental implementation and/or monitoring of the CRPD

Funding Information and Duration

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  1. Small Grants: Grant amounts range from USD 5,000–USD 20,000. Grants support activities to be implemented over a period of one year.
  2. Mid-Level Coalition: Grant amounts range from USD 30,000–USD 40,000 per year (USD 60,000-USD 80,000 over the course of two years). Grants support activities to be implemented over the course of two years, however grants are given one year at a time. A second-year grant is awarded only with satisfactory completion of the first year.
  3. National Coalition: Grant amounts range from USD 30,000–USD 50,000 per year (USD 60,000-USD 100,000 over the course of two years). Grants support activities to be implemented over the course of two years, however grants are given one year at a time. A second-year grant is awarded only with satisfactory completion of the first year.

Target Countries

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Small Grants
    • While DRF welcomes applications from any disabled persons’ organizations (DPOs), grassroots (rural), emergent (newly established), and more marginalized groups (such as women with disabilities, persons with psychosocial disabilities, persons with albinism, DeafBlind, etc.) are especially encouraged to apply for grants in this category.
    • The following types of organizations may submit applications for projects of one-year duration:
      • Legally registered non-governmental DPOs (or group of PWDs acting under the fiscal sponsorship of a legally registered NGO)
      • Partnerships among DPOs
      • Partnerships between DPOs and other organizations (when a DPO is the managing partner)
    • The applicant must be based in and conduct the majority of their activities in the countries targeted for this call.
  2. Mid-Level Coalition
    • Mid-Level Coalitions of three or more organizations, where the Coalition is conceived and led by a disabled persons’ organizations, may submit applications
    • 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
    • Applications from Mid-Level Coalitions must be submitted by one managing DPO on behalf of the Coalition
    • The applicant organization and the application aim must have scope at state (in a federal system), provincial, regional or district levels
    • Applicant organizations are responsible for coordinating the Coalition and managing the grant
  3. National Coalition
    • This stream is intended for organizations that are prominent in the disability movement at the country level
    • National Coalitions of three or more organizations where the Coalition is conceived and led by a DPO may submit applications
    • National 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
    • Applications from National Coalitions must be submitted by one managing DPO with national scope on behalf of the Coalition
    • Applicant organizations are responsible for coordinating the Coalition and managing the grant

How to Apply

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Applications must be submitted via email at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit http://disabilityrightsfund.org/2019_r2_rfp/

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