Response to the first call for applications to the DRILL Grants Programme

The DRILL Grants Programme closed Wednesday 27 July at 12 noon.  The response to this first call for applications has been remarkable. The DRILL Programme Board is genuinely elated by the response which far exceeds our expectations.

DRILL has received 210 applications from all four nations requesting a total of almost £17million. The assessment process will now take place in August and September. We believe we will be in a position to inform applicants of decisions for Fast Track Applications late September and decisions for Stage 1 Applications early October.

This is the first major UK programme led by disabled people to find innovative ways of enabling us to participate in all aspects of society as equal citizens. The response demonstrates the level of commitment to this new approach and the interest in disabled people and our organisations being leaders in creating knowledge to guide future developments.

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