Funding Opportunity: Disability Rights Fund Releases 2010 Round Two Request for Proposals

Posted on 8 July 2010. Filed under: Announcements, Cross-Disability, East Asia Pacific Region, Funding, Human Rights, Latin America & Caribbean, Opportunities, South Asian Region, Sub-Saharan Africa Region |


Disability Rights Fund Releases 2010 Round Two Request for Proposals

BOSTON, MA – The Disability Rights Fund (DRF)—a grantmaking collaborative between donors and the global disability community which supports the human rights of persons with disabilities—today announced its second 2010 “Moving Rights Forward” grants round. Grantmaking in this round will be targeted to disabled persons’ organizations (DPOs) in four regions and twenty countries: in Africa: Ghana and Uganda; in Asia: Bangladesh; in Latin America: Ecuador, Nicaragua and Peru; in the Pacific: Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

The broad objective of the Fund—which was officially launched in March 2008 and is a Project of Tides—is to empower DPOs in the developing world and Eastern Europe/former Soviet Union to participate in ratification, implementation and monitoring of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CPRD).

In the second round of 2010 grantmaking, applicant organizations from eligible countries may apply as: a) single organizations or partnerships for 12-month Small Grants and/or b) national DPO-led coalitions for 24-month National Coalition Grants. Grants to single organizations will range from USD 5,000 to 20,000 and will support efforts to build CRPD skills and to develop rights-based advocacy and monitoring on the CRPD. Grants to national DPO-led coalitions will range from USD 30,000 to 50,000 per year (60,000 – 100,000 over 24 months) and will support advocacy toward ratification of the CRPD, passage of specific legislation to accord with the CRPD, or the production of alternative/parallel reports to UN monitoring mechanisms.

Interested organizations are urged to review the full eligibility criteria and application details posted at the Fund’s website, Any questions on the proposal process should be directed to The deadline for applications is August 19, 2010.

In 2009, the Fund made 82 one-year grants to organizations in 14 countries (India, Mexico, Ukraine; Ecuador, Nicaragua, Peru; Ghana, Namibia, Uganda; Bangladesh; and Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands), totaling USD 1,933,050. Grants ranged from USD 5000 – 70,000 and supported CRPD skills-building, local rights advocacy, and national-level CRPD promotion, implementation and monitoring by DPO-led coalitions.
DRF’s donors include Aepoch Fund, the American Jewish World Service, an anonymous founding donor, the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), the Open Society Institute, The Sigrid Rausing Trust, and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID).


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sir i am pakistani daef/partially blind aged 52 years.can you please help me for social secutity card entitlement please

I am disable my left with shoulde removed I have no job no home please my help and give me disable fund thankyou

IEDP Institute Education For Disabled People is a non profit Somali welfare and human rights organization of the persons with disabilities based in Somalia. The organization is working here in Somalia care, shelter, rehabilitation, education, advocacy, and development for the vulnerable disabled people in Somalia .

Therefore, we would like get support to implement the CRPWD convention rights persons with disabilities the UN convention.

Abdullahi Hassan
Disability People’s rights activist
Mogadishu Somalia

i manage a group of 8 disabled persons, most of them what
them what they need most is education. are there
ways or organisation that can fund their organisation
the those who dropped out of school also need
some business skills and capital for their business
. Most PWDs in uganda are never catered for they only thein
of them in time for campaigns, that is when some
one who is willing to stand can remember them.
please advise `

We are a non profit organization in Kenya creating awareness about muscular dystrophy, we are the only group in Kenya. We are also fighting for recognition and rights of people with disabilitys.

the dealine was 9th august 2010, is there any
possibility for late applicants.

we are an organisation working for disabled persons to aquire aids to manage disability. we want to where we can get fund to help poors. pii

Dear sir/madam
We have the disability council in Zanzibar since 2008. We advocate for human rights for disabled persons and coordinate disability issues. We have prepared our action plan among the issue raised is awareness of UNCRPD and monitor its implementation. Hence, we would like to have support to implement or action plan
Abeida Rashid
department of Disability affairs
East Africa

due to electric current in 1994 my both arms were cut down in hospital..And as sever need of a helper i got married in 2008.. now i am a father of a child also.. so having the very critical situation i request to support me to run my social life…

Im 33 Project Manager of the organisation in SA Empilweni Disable Centre reg-no:023-483. We like to know if there’s call for funds. Postal Address to send our business plan.

i am deputy chairman of an organization by the name action for Disabled Now (AKDIN) situated in Kenya, Nairobi – Kasarani which was recently registered as My question is can our organization acquire financial assistance from from disability rights organisation. our mission is to help disabled start a small scale bussiness since we suffer from discrimination in the job sector. together we can uplift someone who had no hope in life especially disabled peaple.

Dear Sir,/Madam

This is to introduce to you our Organization Rubaga Division Disabled Association, a disabled peoples organization registered with Kampala City Council as a disabled women’s organization. It was founded by disabled women themselves in 2006 to address three major challenges affecting women with disabilities in Rubaga Division. The challenges are:
– violation of human rights
– communicable diseases
– and unemployment among women with disabilities.

This organization has a membership of three types of disabilities i.e. deaf, blind and people with physical disability.

We are seeking partnership with you to help us address those challenges in our community so as to enjoy our full rights and dignities in our society.

we will be very grateful if our request is honoured.

My kind regards

Rebecca Nakanwagi

UDEm is an umbrella organization consisting of twelve disability self help groups. the total number of membership is 638 members with different forms disabilities we are looking for a partnership with any organization with the aim of improving the livelihoods of people with disability
Ekandi Monica
Executive director

The Honourable Prime Minister of
Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Dear Sir,
I m Akhtar form Peshawar city , Class-4 servant (peon) in nursing examination Board Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Peshawar. I am poor person. I am looking for help for my disable daughter namely “Miss Alsa” she is fully disable (mentally and physically) she 8 years old, and want other people like that. Sincere persons can contact with me. Every person of any nationality can be help. Cell 0092 300 5947368. I will be waiting for the reply. If you know any NGO or more any Department which is related with. I had appeal in 4 daily news Paper namely: –
1. Daily news paper “Express” on 23/10/2010,
2. Daily news paper “AAJ” on 24/10/2010,
3. Daily News Paper “Jarga” on 24/10/2010(Pashto)
4. Daily News Paper “Mashiriq” on 25/10/2010
but no response form our Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,
Looking for +
Akhtar Said, Khalid Bin Walid Colony, Ring Raod, Near Yousafabad, Dalazak Road, Peshawar City. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan Cell 03005947368
Office Tel: 091-9217449 Fax. 9217815

My name is Justin Wagame and am from Papua New Guinea. At present, I am the Principal Director for the Mt. Sion Centre for the Blind here in Goroka, Papua New Guinea. This is the largest service organisation in this country I am also a biological parent of three multiple disabled children and am also looking after other two blind students.
My query is regarding the Disability Rights Fund Releases 2010 Round Two Request for Proposals. May I request as to who made the Proposals in Papua New Guinea and who benefited from the said grants?

How can a disability project get funds to support their programmes?

can i submit the proposal for the disability group?

Hello Everybody!
I would like to inform you that Pragya Chakshu Balbatika (PCB) is an association of all kind of People with Disabilities, Registered in 2001. It has been working small scale entrepreneurship skill development, carrier opportunities and empowerment. In our country, Nepal, approximately 3 billions people has been residing among them 3 millions people have disabilities according to WHO sample servay of 1981. But very few PWDs are exposed in development process. Huge discrimination has been facing and they are far flung in their home and communities. PWDs remained second class citizen in the societies as well as state too. No proper service delivery, friendly environment and public awareness too.
We need to make self-help groups and empower, and awareness rising through grass roots to central level. We are seeking long term donors to do so with their residential consultant representative in our organization if possible. We can give every satisfaction and make project innovative to replicate others too. Any donors agencies, persons interested to my propose can contact me:
With warm Regards
Mr. Yagya Dulal
Pragya Chakshu BB
Kathmandu-14, Balkhu, Nepal

i have a 6 yrs doughter pushpa vishwakarma she cannot
talk but hear and understand us she cannot walk with
her legs we are trying to do best but l am poor i have no job for income pls help me as job andtreatment to my baby pushpa

for less privileges in my country Nigeria

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