COVID-19 Emergency Fund

Disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) working on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic can apply for a funding to help them respond to the COVID-19-related needs of disabled people.

The funding will be administered and distributed through grassroots DPOs across the UK, to try to ensure disabled people are less isolated, more independent and their voices are heard and reflected in recovery strategies.

Grants of between £1,000 and £25,000 are available to fund COVID-19 related work in the following areas:

  • Independent living
  • Isolation
  • Income

Any DPO in the UK can apply if more than 51% of their governing body or management committee are made up of Disabled people and they have a constitution. There is no need to be a registered charity.

Two webinars covering information on how to apply will take place on:

  • Tuesday 22 September (11:00 to 13:00) – Filling out the online application form
  • Monday 28 September (14:00 to 16:00) – Surgery/interactive FAQs

The closing date for applications is the 5 October.

Find out more here.

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