The Disability Awareness Support Scheme provides a maximum of €20,000 funding for private sector employers to arrange and pay for disability awareness training for staff who work with a colleague who has a disability.
The training should provide clear and accurate information to employers and employees about working with people with disabilities.
The training should be aimed at providing those taking part with an understanding and awareness of the issues surrounding disability. Also an overview of relevant anti-discrimination and equal opportunities legislation.
It should also provide specific information on:
The training should include information on dealing with mental health issues in the workplace.
|First year that a company applies||90% of eligible training costs up to a maximum of €20,000|
|Second and further years apply||80% of eligible training costs up to a maximum of €20,000 in any one calendar year|
Eligible costs include:
Other costs included in the scheme are learning materials clearly associated with the relevant training programme, to a maximum of €650.
To apply, please contact a Case Officer at your local Intreo Centre.