Deaf and Disabled people and their organisations have secured significant advances towards the goal of equity and inclusion in the UK. But now, after decades of disproportionate cuts to support and services, growing numbers of Disabled Londoners face high levels of poverty, inequality and exclusion.
As a result, Deaf and Disabled people’s organisations (DDPOs) have fewer resources to fight for change.
We've created a £3 million Disability Justice Fund in partnership with City Bridge Trust. The fund aims to give Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations a stronger voice and more power to demand the systematic change we need for a fair society.
First grants awarded under £3million disability justice fund
More than £1m has now been awarded to 16 projects across London. All of the projects will help to diversify the disability sector and build the capacity of Deaf and Disabled people’s organisations to campaign for change.
Meet the Disabled activists advising on the fund
Meet the 8 Disabled activists and movement builders appointed to a panel to ensure Disabled people are at the heart of decision making for the fund.
Our journey to the Disability Justice Fund
Former grants manager Tania Bronstein's blog outlines our 30 year journey to the Disability Justice Fund.