Pacific DPO Fund Announcement


Wed, 14 June 2017

The Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) is pleased to announce today, the opening of the sixth round of the Pacific Disabled Persons Organisation Fund (Pacific DPO Fund). The Pacific DPO Fund has been established by the Pacific Disability Forum with funding from the


Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).  The purpose of the Pacific DPO Fund is to improve the lives of persons with disabilities by supporting the organisational development and project work of Pacific Disabled Persons Organisations (DPOs).




All organisations applying for funds from the Pacific DPO Fund must meet the following eligibility requirements:


  • Be non-governmental, non-profit and a DPO.

  • Be based in, and the activity takes place in an eligible Pacific country (or across eligible Pacific countries) which include Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau,  Papua New Guinea, Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

  • Able to demonstrate that the organisation is working to improve the lives of persons with disabilities through empowerment, awareness raising and reducing inequality.

  • Persons with disabilities (women as well as men) should be actively involved in the governance and management of the organisation. The organisation should also be inclusive of a wide range of persons with disabilities, including groups that may be overlooked.

  • The organisation should have a plan to meet its purpose and objectives, a transparent organisational structure, clear administrative and financial systems to manage funds received or are applying to fund

  • Organisational Development Activities that will lead to the development of such a plan, structure or systems.


    Further to the above please find the Announcement and application forms for each category below for your information.


    DPO Fund Announcement June 2017

    Organisational Development Application Form 1.0

    Small Grants Application Form 1.0

    Project Application Form 1.0


    If you need further clarifications please do not hesitate to contact our DPO development officer on email at or our Manager Finance and Corporate on email at


         Simione Bula

         Information Officer, Pacific Disability Forum