The mission of ONCE Foundation is to contribute to the full social inclusion of people with disabilities, helping to make effective the principle of equal opportunities and non-discrimination.
The main objective or aim that the ONCE Foundation has been pursuing since 1988 is to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities, promoting social initiatives carried out by disability organisations, people with disabilities and their families.
Based on the conviction that the best way to achieve the normalisation of people with disabilities is through employment, the ONCE Foundation allocates around two thirds of its budget to actions aimed at the EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING of people with disabilities, with the remaining budget being allocated to actions in the field of UNIVERSAL ACCESSIBILITY.
The ONCE Foundation supports this type of action through a series of OPERATIONS for which they are potential beneficiaries:
These are potential beneficiaries of the ONCE Foundation’s calls for applications for grants:
- Any entity with Spanish nationality, and a legal entity which, in accordance with its statutes, carries out an activity that coincides with those carried out by the ONCE Foundation. This group includes in particular non-profit organisations in the field of the associative movement of people with disabilities, i.e. associations, federations, foundations and confederations in the different geographical areas of action.
- Any natural person of Spanish nationality affected by any type of disability. For these purposes, it will be essential that the person in question is in possession of the corresponding disability certificate issued by the competent Public Administration.
- Any natural person who is a citizen of the European Union or of the States party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or Switzerland and who is in Spain exercising their right to free movement and residence. As well as any foreign person who is not a citizen of the European Union, they must have a residence permit and be registered as a resident in any town in Spain. For these purposes, it will be essential that the person in question is in possession of the corresponding disability certificate issued by the competent Public Administration.