Call for proposals:

Background and Purpose

The GNYPWD Micro-Funding Seed Grants Initiative is designed to amplify the efforts of young individuals working towards disability rights and inclusion. Beyond just financial support, this initiative aims to be a catalyst for transformative change, encouraging innovation, advocacy, skill-building, and research. It provides avenues for collaborative efforts within the GNYPWD community and engages external stakeholders to bring about substantive outcomes in the realm of disability inclusion. 

Context and Need for Initiative

Drawing inspiration from the spirit of Innovation Challenges, we understand the transformative power of strategic funding, especially in the grassroots sectors that often go underrepresented and underfunded. Within the GNYPWD community, there lies untapped potential that can bring about a paradigm shift in how society perceives and integrates young persons with disabilities. However, despite the immense potential, there’s a gap that often limits these aspirations—a gap that can be bridged through micro-funding.

Why This Initiative?

The GNYPWD Micro-Funding Seed Grants Initiative is not merely a grant but a testament to our unwavering faith in the community’s ability to create impactful change. The cornerstone of this initiative is collaboration; when passionate individuals unite, they not only ignite innovation but also catalyze transformation. Whether your project is geared towards developing new platforms or advocacy, this seed grant aims to empower you to transcend conventional boundaries.

Scope of Impact

1. Collaborative Innovations: The grant encourages members to collaborate either within the GNYPWD network or with external stakeholders to develop tools, platforms, or solutions that have the power to reshape the disability inclusion landscape.

2. Dynamic Advocacy Campaigns: The funding can be utilized to craft campaigns that spotlight crucial issues, challenge societal norms, and pave the way for a more inclusive environment.

3. Skill & Capacity Building Workshops: The grant enables the organization of workshops and training sessions aimed at empowering young individuals with disabilities, thus facilitating their seamless integration into various societal roles.

4. Research & Documentation: The initiative supports comprehensive research endeavors that explore existing gaps, challenges, and potential solutions in the disability inclusion sector, contributing to future policy formulation and initiatives.

Unleash the Power of Synergy

The initiative is designed to leverage the synergistic potential of collaboration, driving tangible outcomes that can leave an indelible mark on both the GNYPWD community and the broader realm of disability rights and inclusion. This initiative is more than a funding opportunity; it’s a call to action. It invites you to be a part of a sweeping movement aimed at creating a more inclusive future where every young individual, regardless of their abilities, has equal opportunities and an unequivocal place in society.

Eligibility Criteria

1. Organisation Type: NGOs, Community Organizations, Academic Institutions, Individual Advocates

2. Project Scope: National, Capital, Urban, Rural/Outer Island

3. Constituency Groups: Must represent one or more disability types and marginalised groups as outlined in the application form.

4. Alignment with GNYPWD Objectives: Must show alignment with disability inclusion, human rights, and equity.


  1. Call for proposal launched: 30th October
  2. Deadline for written application: 20th November
  3. Pitch calls on a rolling basis: Till 30th November
  4. Announcement of winners: 15th December
  5. Project starts: 01st January
  6. Projects ends: 31st March

Evaluation Criteria

  1. Innovation and Originality (20 points): How unique is the approach, especially concerning DEIA?
  2. Strategic Relevance (15 points): Alignment with GNYPWD’s core values and objectives.
  3. Community Inclusion (20 points): Representation of diverse and marginalised communities.
  4. Impact and Scalability (20 points): Potential for significant change and growth.
  5. Feasibility and Budget Efficiency (15 points): Realistic timeline, resource allocation, and budget.
  6. References and Track Record (10 points): Quality of references and past work.

Selection Process

  • Initial Screening: Based on eligibility criteria.
  • Technical Evaluation: based on evaluation criteria.
  • Shortlisting: Based on technical scores.
  • Reference Checks: For shortlisted candidates.
  • Final Approval: By GNYPWD board.
  • All applicants will be notified of the outcome, regardless of selection.
  • Shortlisted candidates may be invited for an interview or presentation.
  • Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions at