This page explains what to do if you are a Disability Action Alliance (DAA) member with a project that you would like to take forward with other DAA members. It also explains the type of support you might expect to have in taking your project forward.
Have an idea for a project?
Considering a new DAA project
DAA projects need to reflect our core principals. For new projects to be endorsed they must:
- help us achieve our aims;
- be relevant to our three priority areas;
- involve or enable collaboration between DAA members;
- not be commercial; and
- comply with our member declaration.
Support for your project
Generally organisations that propose a project also lead it, but sometimes they find another organisation to do that. The DAA secretariat can help you make contact with other DAA members about their involvement.
On an exceptional basis the secretariat may be able to provide strategic support. Requests for this will be considered by the steering group and you may be asked to provide some further information to support your request.
Additional support doesn’t include funding to take projects forward, but could include signposting to sources of funding.
Proposing a new project
Does your idea re-enforce the DAA priorities and adhere to the Membership Agreement? If so, you can send us your project idea using the project ideas form, please describe the idea, as well as telling us:
- how it meets the above criteria;
- how you propose to deliver the project; and
- confirm you are a DAA member (as projects must be proposed by DAA members), and
- Which or what type of DAA members it would be useful to involve. The DAA secretariat will contact you within five working days to discuss your proposal. New project proposals that meet the DAA criteria will be submitted to the steering group to consider.
Intellectual Property Rights
As an unincorporated association, the DAA has no legal status and cannot hold intellectual property rights. The DAA is unable to provide guidance to members of project groups on the ownership of ideas. If you are concerned about ownership of intellectual property, we advise you to read this: https://www.gov.uk/intellectual-property.