How to Raise Funds for Humanitarian Relief

DFID’s UK Aid Connect Program: Creating Innovative Solutions to Change Poor People’s Lives

Deadline for Phase 1: 15 September 2017 Deadline for Phase 2: 20 October 2017 The Department for International Development (DFID) is seeking proposals for its “UK Aid Connect” program to support consortia to create innovative solutions to complex development challenges that deliver real change to poor people’s lives. There is a growing recognition that the problems facing the poorest most excluded people and the global challenges underlying those problems, are complex and interconnected. No … [Read more...]

Direct Aid Program: Supporting Inclusive Development Projects in Peru and Bolivia

Deadline: 3 August 2017 The Australian Embassy has announced the opening of the 2017-2018 Direct Aid Program (DAP). The DAP is a program of competitive funds for development projects implemented in Peru and Bolivia by civil society organizations and government entities. The DAP aims to finance small-scale development projects that are participatory in nature, delivering tangible and sustainable results over time. Thematic Areas Proposals should focus on at least one of the following thematic … [Read more...]

Apply for Disability Rights Fund’s Three Grant Programs! Supporting Persons with Disabilities to Build Diverse Movements

Deadline: 17 August 2017 The Disability Rights Fund (DRF) is currently accepting proposals for the second round of its 2017 grant program with an aim to support persons with disabilities around the world to build diverse movements, ensure inclusive development agendas, and achieve equal rights and opportunity for all. The Disability Rights Fund (DRF) is a grantmaking collaborative between donors and the global disability rights community that empowers persons with disabilities to advocate for … [Read more...]

National Coalition Funding Stream: Supporting Advancement of the CRPD at National Levels

Deadline: 17 August 2017 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), 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 persons with disabilities (PWDs). The funding stream … [Read more...]

Mid-Level Coalition Funding Stream: Supporting Civil Society Coalitions at Sub-National Levels

Deadline: 17 August 2017 The Disability Rights Fund’s 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. 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 … [Read more...]

Small Grants Funding Stream: Strengthening the Capacity of Persons with Disabilities

Deadline: 17 August 2017 The Small Grants funding stream supports growth of a broader and more diverse disability movement to advance the CRPD and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at state and local levels. Organizations can use funds from DRF to strengthen the capacity of PWDs to participate more actively in decision-making processes in CRPD implementation and monitoring or to advocate for the advancement of rights defined in specific articles of the CRPD. The funding stream … [Read more...]

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation: Inviting Applications for Quality of Life Grants Program across U.S.

Deadline: 31 August 2017 Pioneered by Dana Reeve, the Reeve Foundation is seeking applications for its "Quality of Life Grants Program" that awards grants to nonprofit organizations that serve the disability community. The Quality of Life Grants Program recognizes projects and initiatives that foster community engagement, inclusion and involvement, while promoting health and wellness for individuals living with paralysis and their families. Thematic Grant Areas Actively Achieving: … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Artists for a Better World Programme!

Deadline: 11 August 2017 The Singapore International Foundation is seeking applications for its Artists for a Better World programme in order to grow the Arts for Good ecosystem, which harnesses the power of arts and culture to create positive social change. This year, the programme will focus on exploring how the arts can create positive social change for people with disabilities. Objectives Build your capacity by providing exposure, expanding perspectives and growing understanding and … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Voice’s Niger Sudden Opportunity Grant!

Deadline: 31 December 2017 Voice is currently inviting applicants for its Niger Sudden Opportunity Grant to respond a specific and unforeseen opportunities to influence policy or face a threatened / imminent attack on the enabling environment for civil society in Niger, in particular an impact Negative for the entire civil society and / or impact on one or more Voice target groups in one or more of the impact themes. It is an opportunity for strategic advocacy, mobilization of civil society … [Read more...]

Voice’s Niger Innovation and Learning Grant: Targeting Groups and Organizations

Deadline: 15 September 2017 Voice is seeking applications for its Niger Innovation and Learning Grant to target groups and organizations to test and scale new approaches with emphasis on human-centered innovations that are specific adapted to the context of the scale. Funding Information The amounts range from 5 000 Euro up to 200 000 Euro every two years through a national call for proposals. Themes Improved access to (productive) resources (eg finance, water and land) and … [Read more...]

The Chrysalis Trust Grant: Supporting UK Registered Charities

Deadline: 15 December 2017 The Chrysalis Trust is currently accepting applications from the UK registered charities providing public benefit. The trust prioritizes less popular and harder to fund projects. The trust provides support for both capital projects and core funding. Priority Areas Relief of poverty and disability Provision of access to shelter, education, healthcare and water Eligibility Criteria All grants are made at the discretion of the trustees without … [Read more...]

Voice’s Global Influencing Grants: Our Turn to Talk

Deadline: 15 September 2017 Are you an organisation that is led by one of Voice’s target groups? Do you see an opportunity to guide or influence global and/or regional bodies so that they are more open and receptive to the needs and interests of your target group?  Do you want to inspire attitudinal and policy change amongst people and governments in your region towards your target group? Do you want to try innovative and new ways to influence globally and/or regionally? If you answered “yes” … [Read more...]

Voice’s Nigeria Empowerment Grants: Targeting both Formal and Informal Groups in Nigeria

Deadline: 22 August 2017 Voice has announced a call for proposals for its Nigeria Empowerment Grants which target both formal and informal groups in Nigeria. This is an opportunity for civil society organisations (CSOs), community based organisations, informal groups (preferably group of the target beneficiaries of Voice- see Voice target beneficiaries on our country page here) who have been able to identify specific issue(s) affecting them (where the application is brought by the target … [Read more...]

BBC Children in Need: Inviting Charities and Not-For-Profit Organisations for Small Grants Programme

Deadline: 1 September 2017 BBC Children in Need is currently inviting charities and not-for-profit organisations for its Small Grants programme with an aim to improve children’s lives in the UK. The funded projects make differences in children’s lives that help prevent or overcome the effects of the disadvantages they face. Projects achieve these differences by either working directly with children or seeking to improve their social and physical environments. Grant Information The Small … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of Labor, ETA: Seeking Applications for Disability Employment Initiative Grants

Deadline: 31 July 2017 The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor is soliciting applications for Round VIII of the “Disability Employment Initiative (DEI)”. The purpose of this program is to provide funding to expand the capacity of American Job Centers (AJCs), also known as One-Stop Centers, to promote the use of existing career pathways to serve two populations: adults (ages 18 and older) with visible, non-visible, and significant disabilities, … [Read more...]

Applications Open for CYLP Youth Entrepreneurship Program 2017 for Azerbaijan!

Deadline: 12 July 2017 Applications are open for the Caucasus Youth Leadership Program (CYLP) Youth Entrepreneurship Program 2017 to seek energetic applicants from all diversity and disability groups who are ready to develop their skills in order to be effective leaders in their schools and communities. The program will employ a highly interactive approach both in workshops and in a range of public and community settings.  Through engagement in the activities of U.S. high schools, community … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia: Alumni Small Grants Competition

Deadline: 4 August 2017 The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy to Ethiopia has announced an open competition for Alumni Small Grant Projects through the Public Diplomacy Grants program. The purpose of funding projects is to provide Ethiopian alumni of U.S. government exchange programs an opportunity to carry out and implement a project that further Mission Ethiopia’s goals of: Promoting broad-based economic growth and development Creating a healthier, better educated … [Read more...]

The Department of Justice and Equality: Disability Awareness Raising Grant Scheme 2017

Deadline: 30 June 2017 The Department of Justice and Equality is seeking applications for its Disability Awareness Raising Grant Scheme 2017 with an aim to support the promotion of disability awareness in mainstream sport, physical activity and recreation. The program now invites applications with proposals that will raise awareness of disability and that will demonstrate effective action to improve attitudes towards people with disabilities. Funding Information Grant awards will range from … [Read more...]

Disability Rights Fund: Seeking LOIs from Disabled Persons’ Organizations in Uganda

Deadline: 10 July 2017 The Disability Rights Fund (DRF) is seeking Letter of Interest (LOIs) from disabled persons’ organizations (DPOs) for its funding streams from Uganda who did not receive DRF or DRAF funding in 2016. The Disability Rights Fund is a grantmaking collaborative that supports persons with disabilities around the world to build diverse movements, ensure inclusive development agendas, and achieve equal rights and opportunity for all. Through grantmaking, advocacy, and technical … [Read more...]

USAID/Thailand: Seeking Applications for Disability Sector Support Activity in Lao PDR

Deadline: 16 July 2017 The United States Agency for International Development’s Regional Development Mission for Asia (USAID/RDMA) is seeking applications from qualified U.S. and non-U.S. organizations to provide services and support to the disability sector in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (USAID Okardt). The goal of the Disability Sector Support Activity in Lao PDR (USAID Okardt) is to improve and sustain the independence and functional ability of persons with disabilities, regardless … [Read more...]

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