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Employee Retention Grant

From: Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

What the Employee Retention Grant Scheme is

The Employee Retention Grant Scheme aims to help private sector employers to keep employees who acquire an illness, condition or impairment (occupational or otherwise) that affects their ability to carry out their job.

The grant helps employers to explore an employee’s continuing ability to operate as a member of the workforce.

This scheme provides funding to:

  • identify accommodation or training or both, to enable the employee to stay in their current position
  • retrain the employee so that they can take up another position within the company

The Employee Retention Grant Scheme is open to all companies in the private sector. Funding is available to help keep any existing employee, at any level and occupation within the company.


Completed claim forms should be forwarded to your local department office, Intreo office or to the case officer who dealt with your application.

Claim Form: Employee Retention Grant Scheme

Please refer to the General Conditions before completing this form.


You can also get an application form from your local:

Operational Guidelines

Operational guidelines describe the processes and procedures that staff in the department follow when carrying out their work.

Operational Guidelines: Employee Retention Grant Scheme.