The Government of India has set up the National Fund for Persons with benchmark disabilities in pursuance to Section 86 of the RPwD Act, 2016. The governing body of the National Fund has now developed detailed guidelines for providing financial assistance under the Fund. The activities for which funds will be provided are as under :

1. to support Exhibitions/Workshops to showcase the products including paintings. Handicraft etc made by the PwDs.

2. to support persons with benchmark disabilities who have excelled in sports or in fine arts/music/dance at the state level to participate in the national/international events. Assistance from the Fund for the same event can be granted only once to a PwD.

3. To Support certain exclusive needs of Persons with high support needs as recommended by the Assessment Boards on specific recommendation by the states on a case to case basis.

Proposal for such of the above event should be submitted to the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India. Such proposals will be considered by the governing body of the National Fund on the first-cum-first serve basis.

The detail guidelines can be seen here -