Funding to support grassroots Disabled Peoples Organisations

Posted: Wed, 16 Sep 2020 15:19

Funding to support grassroots Disabled Peoples Organisations

A new £1.5 million fund has opened to support grassroots Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPOs) to respond to the Covid-19 needs of Disabled people. Grants of £1,000 - £25,000 are available.

The fund will support:

• Independent living, includes Covid related issues affecting disabled people's choice and control over their lives
• Tackling isolation
• Income: covering work to support disabled people to access benefits and entitlements and manage debt issues.

Any DPO in the UK can apply if at least 51% of their governing body or management committee are made up of Disabled people and they have a constitution.

The deadline for applications is on 5th October 2020.

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