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Private Sector – Are you aware there are 90% grants available to run Disability Awareness Training?

Do you know the Department of Social Protection are currently providing funding so that employers can buy in Disability Awareness Training for their staff. Grants of 90% of eligible training costs, up to a maximum of €20,000, are available to private companies in the first year and 80% in the second and subsequent years.

Eligible costs include actual fees paid in respect of external programmes trainer’s fees for in-house staff training, open learning/computer/web based training programme fees and learning materials e.g. manuals, books, clearly associated with the relevant training programme to a maximum of €650.

The Disability Awareness Support Scheme is open to all organisations in the private sector and is available for raising the awareness of personnel at all levels and occupations.

To learn more about ‘The Disability Awareness Support Scheme’  click on this link.

The team at OHAC have experience delivering this training to the retail, healthcare, commercial,  voluntary, Hospitality/Leisure and Government/Public Bodies/Local Authorities sectors and would be delighted to provide you with additional information on the training and the grants available.  If you would like to see some of our experience in this area click here.