Support and services for Deaf and disabled people
Funding theme: Deaf and disabled people, inclusive services and better access
We recognise the social model of disability and the cultural model of deafness and want to fund work which removes or reduces the barriers preventing Deaf and Disabled People from participating in society and living independently.
- Area: Greater London
- Open to: New and previous applicants
- Deadline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis
- Funding length: Up to 5 years
- Funding size: There is no minimum or maximum limit to how much we will give, however we do not give revenue funding exceeding 50% of the applicants turnover/income in any one year
- Average award: Based on grants made to date, we have awarded between £5,000 and £266,000, the average award size has been £115,000*
What we fund
We want to fund work which removes or reduces the barriers preventing Deaf and Disabled People from participating in society and living independently.
Examples of projects we could fund include:
provision of inclusive or adapted sports, arts, health and wellbeing opportunities
support for the transition to adulthood
provision of evidence-based employment programmes
projects that seek to increase these groups’ full participation in society and independent living through access to work and training
The list above is not exhaustive and if you have a different project that removes or reduces barriers, we would like to hear from you.
We particularly welcome applications from Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations, as defined by Inclusion London, whereby Deaf and Disabled People:
make up at least 75% of an organisation’s management committee or board
make up at least 50% of its paid staff team and are represented at all levels of the organisation
are the beneficiaries of projects and services
Wherever possible, we seek to support projects and organisations that involve the communities the project or organisation serves in the shaping of its services and/or that are majority-staffed or run by those with lived experience of the issues the project or organisation addresses.
As part of our commitment to tackle the root causes of inequality, we do not just fund services, but also other activities including influencing, raising voices, and ensuring representation. Where we can, we will also look to support your work by drawing on our own networks and assets.
How to apply
Before beginning your application, please ensure you have thoroughly read steps one and two to check that our funding is a good fit for you. Please note, we only fund organisations that meet our eligibility criteria.
If you are a previous grant holder, or an unsuccessful applicant, please read our reapplication criteria before submitting a new application.