Aims/priorities: The funding is intended to support grassroots Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPOs) across the UK to respond to the COVID-19 needs of disabled people.
The term disabled people is used to mean all groups of people with impairments including: people with learning difficulties, people who experience mental distress, people with a visual impairment, deaf people, people who are neuro diverse, people with long term health conditions and people with physical impairments.
The funding is for COVID-19 related work in the following broad three areas:
- Independent living: covering any COVID-19 related issues affecting disabled people’s choice and control over their lives for example: COVID-19 changes to the built environment, streetscape and transport, advice and advocacy support to help ensure health and social care needs are met, employment advice or advice to individuals about their rights if they feel they need to continue to shield
- Isolation: covering work to tackle isolation for example: providing IT equipment and support so people can access on-line support or setting up and running peer support networks
- Income: covering work to support disabled people to access benefits and entitlements and manage debt issues
The funding period is eight months (1 November 2020 to 30 June 2021). All grant income and funding activity must be spent and completed by the end of June 2021.
Who can apply? Grassroots Disabled People's Organisations (DPOs) across the UK
Grant amount: Between £1,000 and £25,000.
Application process: The online application form and guidance notes for England can be found on the Inclusion London website.
Deadline: 5 October 2020.
Contact information: Mark Harrison, Inclusion London - Telephone 07979400564 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Website address: www.inclusionlondon.org.uk