What Abilis funds?
Abilis Foundation can fund projects that are in line with the strategy of Abilis. Both content and target group (participants) must follow the Abilis funding principles.
Abilis Foundation can fund
- Training, material production and dissemination on Human Rights of persons with disabilities
- Translation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities into local languages, material production and dissemination and training on the Convention and related issues
- Basic education and vocational training
- Employment and income generation activities
- Independent living and participation
- Organizational work, capacity building of organizations
- Projects supporting children, girls and women with disabilities
Abilis does not fund
- Organizations that are not DPOs
- Building and heavy construction work
- Big procurements, such as vehicles
- Medical treatment and rehabilitation
- Segregated education
- Activities not focusing on and benefitting persons with disabilities
How to apply?
An Abilis grant is always based on an application. The application must include a narrative project plan and a budget. The plan must be realistic and reasonable. The duration of a project should not be more than one year.
Those disability organizations that have not received a grant from Abilis before are encouraged to apply. The Abilis application form can be obtained from the Abilis Headquarters in Finland or from the Abilis representative in the focus countries. Representatives of Abilis provide more advice on how to prepare and submit an application.
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Who can apply?
Abilis Foundation can only fund Disabled People’s Organizations from developing countries (Focus countries and fragile states), that work and make decisions in democratic way. A grantee organization must have relevant administrative and financial management skills.