Over £500k of Government funding awarded to Disabled People’s User-Led Organisations
Disabled People’s User-Led Organisations (DPULOs) have benefited from £509,124 of extra Government money, the Minister for Disabled People has announced.
These Disabled People’s User-Led Organisations run by and for disabled people, often provide support and services alongside those provided by the public sector. Drawing on their own first hand experience of disability, they have clear ideas about what works and what doesn’t.
More than half a million pounds has now been paid out by the fund since the Strengthening DPULO Programme was launched in July 2011.
As well as offering financial support, the Strengthening DPULOs Programme provides DPULOs with support and advice on how to strengthen and make their organisations more sustainable through its ambassadors.
61 applications for funding have been received from DPULOs across England, 41 of which have been successful.
May 24, 2012