The Disability Rights Fund (DRF)
Physically & Mentally Challenged,Others
To achieve the goal that persons with disabilities participate fully in society and enjoy equal rights and opportunities, Disability Rights Fund announces the 2011 “Securing Our Rights” grant cycle which consists of two grant rounds. Grant Guidelines - Overview The Disability Rights Fund (DRF) seeks to strengthen the participation of Disabled Persons’ Organizations (DPOs) in the advancement of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) at country level in the Global South and Eastern Europe/former Soviet Union. The 2011 “Securing Our Rights” grant cycle consists of two grantmaking rounds: 1. The first grantmaking round, which was directed at DPOs in Indonesia, Lebanon, Mexico, Ukraine and eligible states and cities in India (Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala, Orissa, Tamil Nadu and the National Capital Territory of Delhi), is now closed.
2. The second grantmaking round, directed at DPOs in Ghana, Uganda, Nicaragua, Peru, Bangladesh, and 14 Pacific Island countries (Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu), is described below. The deadline for applications for this round is Thursday, 18 August 2011 at 24:00 (midnight) your time. SECOND ROUND Applicants from Ghana, Nicaragua, and the 14 Pacific Island countries can apply as: single organizations or partnerships for Small Grants. Applicants from Bangladesh, Peru, and Uganda can apply by invitation only. Single organizations or partnerships can apply for 12-month grants ranging from USD 5,000 to 20,000 to:
(1) Increase DPO skill in addressing the CRPD by (a) building more inclusive organizations or partnerships and/or (b) internal capacity building; and
(2) Further rights-based advocacy and monitoring through: (a) increasing DPO participation in decision-making processes regarding the CRPD at state or local levels, (b) addressing implementation of CRPD Articles, and/or (c) ratification efforts (in the Pacific Island Countries only). Download the details of the DRF Small Grants Request for Proposals (RFP) and the Grant Application Form here. (MS Word)
DRF supports projects that demonstrate a clear ability and commitment to contribute to the advancement of the human rights of persons with disabilities. Grants provide one-year, project-specific support. Cross-disability and other in-country partnerships are strongly encouraged, as are projects which address particularly marginalized sectors of the disability community.
BEFORE COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION, PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS: Read the RFPs carefully before completing the application form.
Identify the priority area (as described in the RFP) that best connects with the main objective of your proposal.
PROJECTS MUST IDENTIFY THE LINK BETWEEN PROPOSED ACTIVITIES AND DRF PRIORITY AREA(S)!
Carefully review frequently asked questions (FAQs) available here
Contact the DRF at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a question that is not addressed in the FAQ or if you need any other type of advice.
Make sure you understand the deadlines for applications.
Make sure you complete the application checklist boxes, included at the beginning of the application form, before submitting your application.
Have the organization’s representative sign the application before submitting it.
IF YOU ARE SUBMITING YOUR APPLICATION ELECTRONICALLY, SUBMIT IT IN ONLY ONE EMAIL, WHEN POSSIBLE. MAKE SURE THAT THE EMAIL SUBJECT LINE CLEARLY IDENTIFIES THE NAME OF YOUR ORGANIZATION AND COUNTRY. IF YOU NEED TO SUBMIT SEVERAL EMAILS OR SEVERAL DOCUMENTS WITHIN ONE EMAIL, MAKE SURE YOU NAME EACH EMAIL/DOCUMENT WITH THE NAME OF YOUR ORGANIZATION AND COUNTRY.
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