Kilkenny disability groups urged to apply for new training and employment fund
Community and voluntary groups in Kilkenny who work with people with disabilities helping to improving their employment opportunities can now avail of up to €200,000 in support funds.
Kilkenny TD John Paul Phelan has urged groups who qualify to apply as soon as they can to avail of the new €5 million scheme announced by Social Protection Minister Heather Humphreys this week.
Deputy Phelan said: “Minister Humphreys is making up to €5 million available this year under the Dormant Accounts Action Plan 2021 to support initiatives of voluntary and community groups that will focus exclusively on improving employment outcomes for people with disabilities.
“To avail of the funding, projects must show how they will support people with disabilities to access employment, improve their career progression opportunities “in work” and improve their employment outcomes through education and training which will contribute to participants being “work ready”.
“Projects designed to support potential employers to provide employment for people with a disability will also be considered,” Deputy Phelan (pictured below) added. .
Applications for the funding are now open and will continue to be accepted until May 6.