Disability Rights Fund (DRF) Announcement

May 6, 2011

The Disability Rights Fund (DRF) is announcing a new letter on interest process for Disabled Persons' Organizations (DPOs) in Bangladesh, Peru and Uganda. DRF is a grantmaking collaborative between donors and the global disability community which supports the human rights of persons with disabilities. Officially launched in March 2008, DRF empowers 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). DPOs in Bangladesh, Peru and Uganda have received DRF support since 2008.

Now, instead of preparing full proposals as a first step, DPOs from Bangladesh, Peru and Uganda may submit a letter of interest as a first step to determine if their project fits DRF eligibility criteria. DPOs may apply as single organizations or partnerships to build skills and develop rights-based advocacy and monitoring on the CRPD. The activities should take place during a 12-month period beginning in January 2012. Grant awards range from USD 5,000 to 20,000.

Interested organizations are urged to review the eligibility criteria and letter of interest details posted at the Fund's website . The letter of interest process helps determine fit with DRF criteria and priorities before applicants expend time and resources to put together a full proposal. If eligible, applicants will be requested to submit a full proposal.

Any questions on the letter of interest process should be directed to info@disabilityrightsfund.org . The deadline for receipt of Letters of Interest is June 15, 2011.