We are delighted to announce the Awardees of our €1.5 million Ability to Work Fund. These four not-for-profit organisations are helping to develop the talents and skills of Ireland’s forgotten workforce, giving employment opportunities to those living with a disability.
The four Awardees are:
- WALK and its subsidiary, Walkinstown Green Social Enterprises
- Employability Pathways, Dublin Simon Community
- Not So Different
- The UCC Disability Support Service Mentoring Programme
The Ability to Work Fund, launched in November 2019, is supported by the Government of Ireland. It aims to reach 500 people with disabilities across the country and empower 250 people to progress along pathways to employment. It recognises that having a job and enabling a person with a disability to become more financially and socially independent benefits the individual, their families, their employers, and society at large.