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You can also find an Easy Read Document about this emergency funding, here.

You can also find BSL interpreted videos, with information about how to apply here. BSL Information video 1, BSL Information part 2

The National Emergencies Trust has announced £1.5 million of funding to support grassroots Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPOs) across the UK to respond to the covid-19 needs of disabled people. The funding will be administered and distributed through a partnership of DPOs across the UK. Inclusion London and ROFA are the national partners for England and we are pleased to announce that WECIL have been chosen to provide support across the South West region.

We are looking to fund Covid related work in the following broad three areas:

· Independent living: covering any Covid related issues affecting disabled people’s choice and control over their lives.

· Isolation: covering work to tackle isolation.

· Income: covering work to support disabled people to access benefits and entitlements and manage debt issues.

Any DPO in the UK can apply if at least 51% of your governing body or management committee are made up of Disabled people and you have a constitution (you do not need to be a registered charity).

The Fund will open for applications for 4 weeks from early September and close on 5th October. The minimum you can apply for is £1,000 and the maximum is £25,000.

WECIL are providing support to DPO’s across the South West region. If you are interested in applying please contact us on:, with a brief synopsis of your project, the amount you are requesting and a basic budget. Someone from the team will respond to your enquiry and discuss your application with you. Please include NET Funding in the title of your email.

The application form is available here:

You can view this document for further information.

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