2nd Call for Applications: Disability Research on Independent Living and Learning (DRILL)

Deadline: 8 August 2017

Applications are open for Disability Research on Independent Living and Learning (DRILL), that is the world’s first research grants programme led by disabled people. It covers the whole of the UK and is funded by the Big Lottery Fund until 2020.

DRILL projects are carried out in co-production with the disabled people and researchers to find new ways to promote independent living for disabled people.  DRILL will build an evidence base that will provide solutions which give disabled people choice and control over our lives in ways non-disabled people take for granted.

Themes and Priorities

  • Participating in community and social life: DRILL is particularly interested in projects that lead to / promote solutions:
    • that work best for disabled people in relation to social security delivery
    • that work best for disabled people in relation to social care support
    • to achieve more accessible and inclusive housing.
  • Participating in civic and public life: DRILL is particularly interested in solutions that:
    • support the legal system, including civil and criminal justice systems, for example jury service and the judiciary, and/or the treatment of disabled witnesses, applicants, defendants and/or victims of crime
    • reduce the use of coercion and restraint, especially in health and social care settings
    • promote a wider definition of leadership and influence, beyond public appointment, to include membership of political parties and opportunities to progress once elected.
  • Participating in the economy: DRILL is particularly interested in solutions that:
    • support more disabled people to be self – employed
    • support more disabled people to set up and run social enterprises
    • close the employment and pay gaps between disabled people and non – disabled people, including approaches that encourages employers to change their practice.
  • Participating in anything else: DRILL is particularly interested in solutions that:
    • improve wellbeing (impact on family life and relationships)
    • provide improved transport
    • reduce poverty.

Type of Projects

  • Research project
  • Pilot project

Funding Information

  • Small research grants which can be up to a value of £40,000 each.
  • Large research grants which can be up to a value of £100,000 each.
  • Pilot projects which can be up to a value of £150,000 each.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Anyone can apply or be involved in a project partnership.
  • This includes organisations in the voluntary sector, the public sector and the private or independent sector.
  • All projects will have to involve disabled people with lived experience of the topic to be researched.
  • All research projects will also need to involve someone who has good experience of research.
  • Pilot projects will need people with good experience of putting proposals into practice and evaluating what happens.
  • It is essential that the project is led by disabled people.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit DRILL.

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