Project Themes

DRILL projects must be about one of the following 4 themes:

 

DRILL 2nd Call Priorities

 

DRILL is open to applications from all 4 themes.  However, we are particularly interested in the themes of participating in civic and public life and participating in the economy, as we received fewer applications on these in the first call.

 

Within the theme of participating in the economy DRILL is particularly interested in solutions that:

  • support more disabled people to be self – employed
  • support more disabled people to set up and run social enterprises
  • close the employment and pay gaps between disabled people and non – disabled people, including approaches that encourages employers to change their practice.

 

Within the theme of participating in civic and public life we are particularly interested in solutions that:

  • support the legal system, including civil and criminal justice systems, for example jury service and the judiciary, and/or the treatment of disabled witnesses, applicants, defendants and/or victims of crime
  • reduce the use of coercion and restraint, especially in health and social care settings
  • promote a wider definition of leadership and influence, beyond public appointment, to include membership of political parties and opportunities to progress once elected.

 

Within the theme of participating in community and social life we are particularly interested in projects that lead to / promote solutions:

  • that work best for disabled people in relation to social security delivery
  • that work best for disabled people in relation to social care support
  • to achieve more accessible and inclusive housing.

 

Within the theme of participating in anything else we are particularly interested in solutions that:

  • improve wellbeing (impact on family life and relationships)
  • provide improved transport
  • reduce poverty.

 

Project Type

DRILL is particularly interested in pilot projects that provide an opportunity to test possible solutions.  However, if there are really good small and large research applications we will consider these too.

 

Solutions  

DRILL is particularly interested in projects that collect evidence on the costs and benefits of a potential solution to influence policy and practice.  Leaving a legacy is important to DRILL.

We believe one of the best ways of doing this is to influence public policy and to spread good practice.  This is more likely to happen if we have robust research evidence which includes a cost benefit analysis of the solution.

This means that the projects we fund must not just explore what the barriers and problems are that stop disabled people participating in society, economic and political life.  They must concentrate most on what can be done to remove barriers and solve problems.

 

More general detail on each of these themes is available on each theme page.

 

 You should also view the projects that have already been funded by the programme.