Purpose of projects/activities
The Disability Participation and Awareness Fund 2021 is open to local authority applicants around key themes to support the participation and inclusion of disabled people in local communities:
- Participation in community life i.e. sports, the arts, community groups, and so forth;
- Accessible information and shared public places;
- UNCRPD Promotion; and
- Disability Awareness and Capacity Building.
The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was adopted in 2006. Ireland signed the Convention in 2007 and ratified the Convention in 2018.
The purpose of the Convention is to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities, and to promote respect for their inherent dignity.
This has a closing date of Monday 8th November 2021.
The Local Authority must be the lead applicant (see the application form – Word).