Kymberly Martin

Business incentives to recruit people with disability

Australian businesses are being given incentives to hire people with disability with initiatives that include training and internships.


Social Services Minister Ann Ruston said the $20 million investment was designed to match workers with businesses in growth industries and sectors experiencing labour shortages.

“We know a majority of employers indicate a willingness to hire people with people…who are often the most loyal, hardest working and dedicated staff you will ever have.”

Funded activities can include paid internships with employers who have significant workforce demand and the delivery of industry-specific training for people with disability and peer networking programs.


Grant initiatives will be evaluated against performance indicators including the number of people with disability employed and the number of individuals who receive industry-specific skills training.

The Building Employer Confidence and Inclusion in Disability Grant round is available on the GrantConnect and Community Grants Hub websites.