Organizations run by people with disability (related to mobility, vision, hearing or any other type) can secure small grants from the Abilis Foundation to implement the projects they initiate. Primary objective of the Abilis foundation is to build the capacity of people with disabilities in the Global South to improve the quality of their lives. To achieve this goal, the Foundation provides funding for projects that will lead to positive and sustainable change for people with disabilities.
Grant support range from EUR500 to EUR10,000 for the projects initiated by persons with disability. 10% of the total grant for the project must be contributed by the applicant organization.
Project Priorities – the Foundation supports projects that promote -
- Equal opportunities
- Independent living
- Human rights
- Independent livelihood
Special priority is given to projects on human rights of disabled people and activities developed and implemented by disabled women. Organizations run by parents of children with disabilities can also apply for funding.
- Applicants must live in a country defined as qualifying for Official Development Assistance by the United Nations and the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development).
- Applicant organization must be legally registered and own certificate of registration. Exceptions can be made, interested applicant must contact the Abilis office.
- An organization can submit only one application per year.
Complete application materials include – application form with signature, work plan, budget, two reference forms, and a copy of certificate of registration (or an explanation why it is not available).
For more information, please visit How to Apply for Abilis Foundation Small grants.