DRILL programme call for applications

Disabled people, their organisations, academics and partners are being invited to apply for grants for research and pilot projects to find out how disabled people, and those with long term conditions, can participate fully in society, achieving independent living.

Organisations can apply for up to £150,000 from the DRILL (Disability Research on Independent Living and Learning) programme, which launched last autumn and expects to fund around 40 projects in the UK over the next four years.  DRILL opened this Monday 9 May for applications and will close on 27 July.  Please visit the DRILL website for further information.

Disabled people will be at the forefront of designing projects (with academics and policy and practice experts), for the programme. DRILL is funded by a £5 million grant from the Big Lottery Fund and will be delivered by Disability Rights UK, Disability Action Northern Ireland, Inclusion Scotland and Disability Wales.