Since its establishment in 1973, UNAD has received funding from a number of national and international organizations such as SHIA (Sweden), DFID (UK), USAID (USA), United States African Development Foundation (USADF), DDL (Denmark), AMREF, ADD etc. The current funders are: Finnish Association of the Deaf (FAD), Signo (Norway), Disability Rights Fund (DRF), Open Society Initiative for East Africa (OSIEA), Action Aid International Uganda (AAIU). Each funder has areas of interest ranging from influencing legislation to sign language training to income generating activities for the Deaf.

Partner/Funder Project or Programme Funded

Swedish Handicap International Aid (SHIA)

Supported the Deaf Silent theatre Project that staged play in sign language on various key issues like HIV/AIDS, girl child’s education, and human rights of the deaf among others. This was a 6 year partnership that started 2004 and ended in 2010

Norwegian Association of Disabled (NAD)

Supported UNAD to implement project aimed at improving communication skills of teachers, community workers, service providers within the District of Tororo. It also supported capacity building, sign language and organizational development activities for the Deaf in other districts of Eastern Uganda. NAD has funded UNAD from 2003

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Funded sign language training for medical personnel, teachers of deaf persons, security workers as well as sign language interpreters within the war torn areas of Northern Uganda. This project started in 2006 and ended in to 2008.

Concern Uganda

Funded Kampala Deaf Empowerment Project that supported the development of the association’s strategic plan, setting up of four community training centers and funded UNAD’s networking and information management system, capacity building and organization development.

United States African Development Foundation (USADF)

Funded the construction and initial operationization of the state-of-the-art Resource and Training centre in Kiwanga, Mukono. The same centre now houses UNAD offices.