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Employers - Grants and Supports


The following Grants and supports are available to employers who employ people with a disability. If you want more information about the following grants, please Contact Us


EmployAbility Work Experience Programme

A 5-7 week work experience period aimed at Employers. The EmployAbility Work Experience Programme allows the employer the opportunity to trial prospective employees before filling a vacancy. The work experience candidate will be paid €20 per week by the employer which will be reimbursed at the end of the process.



Opportunity to trial potentail employees Assistance filling vacancies


Job Seeker

Relevant work experience
Insightful feedback
Increasing your skills & knowledge
Understanding a particular job/industry
Clarifying your own career goals


The Wage Subsidy Scheme

This scheme is aimed at creating job opportunities for people with disability in the open labour market. It provides a financial subsidy of €5.30 per hour to employers who provide employment of 21 hours + per week to disabled workers.

Details on Eligibility criteria can be discussed with EmployAbility

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Workplace Equipment / Adaptation Grant (WEAG)
Provides funding for a person with a disability who is starting or already in employment to make their workplace more accessible or equipment easier to use.

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Job Interview - Interpreter Grant (JIIG)
Grant for an interpreter to accompany a person with a speech or hearing impairment to a job interview.


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Personal Reader Grant (PRG)
Provides funding to employ a personal reader to assist someone who is blind or visually impaired in their work.


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Employee Retention Grant Scheme (ERGS)
Aims to help employers retain employees who become disabled through sickness or injury.


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Disability Awareness Training for Employers
Grants to employers to assist with the cost of disability awareness training.A grant is available to all organisations in the private sector towards providing disability awareness training to their staff. The Disability Awareness Training Support Scheme is intended to assist in the integration of people with disabilities into the workplace and to eliminate mistaken perceptions about people with disabilities and their capacity to be productive and effective colleagues and employees.


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Back To Work Enterprise Allowance
People on certain disability payments may qualify for the Department of Social & Family Affairs Back To Work Enterprise Allowance.


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