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. Disability Sheffield has been chosen as the regional partner for South Yorkshire and the Humber.
They 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.
Find out more about the fund here.