RI Global Grants


Global Disability Development Fund (GDDF) and the Africa Fund (AF) of Rehabilitation International are intended to support projects in the fields of rehabilitation, education and empowerment and poverty alleviation.

These projects or activities, applied and implemented by RI members independently or in collaboration with their partners, should focus on areas such as rehabilitation, rights protection, education and employment, assistive devices, accessibility, data collection, and research. Projects to be supported by GDDF/AF will normally be of one-year duration.

Application Process

Applicants shall submit completed application forms together with required attachments (as the following) to the RI Secretariat at the following address:

866 United Nations Plaza, Suite 422 New York, NY, 10017
Or by email to the Secretary General:
Budget Template-2019-Summary

The RI Secretary General will acknowledge receipt of the application, check the documents submitted to ensure that all required information are provided including project goals and objectives, problems to be addressed, activities to be carried out, identification of possible matching funds for sustainability, consultation with the donor on the appropriateness of the amount requested and a letter from the RI member confirming the relationship to the satisfaction of the Management Committee. Additional documentation may be requested.

After the compliance review, the Secretary General will forward the applications to the Management Committee which will conduct a multi-stage review involving multiple stakeholders. The Management Committee’s decision is final.

Applicants will be informed by the Secretary General of the Management Committee’s decision, including those whose applications were not considered for funding.

The grant allocation schedule will be determined by the Management Committee on a case-to-case basis.

Who can apply:

  • RI Members
  • RI Commissions
  • Organizations in collaboration with RI members.

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