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 assistance, DRF supports Disabled Persons’ Organizations (DPOs) to use global rights and development frameworks, such as the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – ensuring no one is left behind.

Funding Streams

The Disability Rights Fund has three open funding streams:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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), 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.

Funding Information

  • Small Grants: Grant amounts range from USD 5,000–USD 20,000. Grants support activities to be implemented over a period of one year.
  • Mid-Level Coalition Grants: Grant amounts range from USD 30,000–USD 40,000 per year (USD 60,000-USD 80,000 over the course of two years).
  • National Coalition Grants: Grant amounts range from USD 30,000–USD 50,000 per year (USD 60,000-USD 100,000 over the course of two years).

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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 groups of PWDs acting under the fiscal sponsorship thereof)
      • Partnerships among DPOs
      • Partnerships between DPOs and other civil society organizations (when a DPO is the managing partner)
    • Mid-Level Coalition Grants
      • 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
    • National Coalition Grants
      • 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

Applicants must submit their LOIs via email at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: Uganda

For more information, please visit The Disability Rights Fund.

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