Research & Pilot Projects

 

What we have funded so far

 

The DRILL Programme received 207 applications from the 4 nations requesting a total of over £17million in the 1st Call.

 

Of the 207 applications received, 21 were allocated funding between them totalling almost £1.5million.  These are innovative research and pilot projects across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, led by disabled people and focused on finding solutions.  You can find out more below.

 

 

Of these 21:

 

  • 11 are small research projects, 8 are large research projects and 2 are pilot projects
  • The lead partner for 10 are disabled people’s organisations, the lead partner for 8 are universities, 1 is led by a research institution, 1 is led by a public body and 1 is led by a voluntary organisation
  • 10 are under the theme of ‘participating in community and social life’, 4 are under the theme of ‘participating in the economy’, 3 are under the theme of ‘participating in civic and public life’, 4 are under the theme of ‘participating in anything else’
  • 11 projects are about all disabled people
  • 3 projects focus on chronic and long term health conditions, 3 focus on learning difficulties, 1 focuses on Autism, 1 focuses on mental health and 1 focuses on visual impairment
  • 1 project focuses on mental health and learning difficulties