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IASE secure funding under the Scheme to Support National Organisations (SSNO)


Phil Hogan T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community & Local Government, announced funding of €8.015m over the coming two years to 55 national community and voluntary organisations.

The funding under the Scheme will contribute an annual amount of approx. €4m to the Sector, subject to the annual budgetary process. Funding to national community and voluntary organisations under this Scheme is to cover core costs such as staff, administration and ongoing running expenses. The funding allocated to the Irish Association of supported Employment (IASE) is €180,000.

Announcing the funding, Minister Hogan said: “I am particularly delighted to announce today this substantial funding to 55 national Community & Voluntary organisations. This Government recognises the value of the great work carried out by such national voluntary organisations. The work of these organisations is vital to the State and complements State endeavours in the community area. The Government will invest approx. €8m over the next two years under this Scheme and I am confident that the many people whose lives are improved as a result of the work carried out by these groups will see the benefit of this investment”.

IASE Open Door - Engaging Employers

Pictured at the Open Door event "Managing for High Performance in Organisations" in Athlone, Martin Murphy (National Learning Network), Geraldine Grady (Open Door), Brian McNiece, Kotinos Partners (Keynote Speaker) and Johnny Pettit (Manager, National Learning Network, Athlone).

Open Door is a project working with employers, disability services and jobseekers to promote equal employment opportunities for people with disabilities. The project will operate across the Border, Midlands, West (BMW) region until April 2015, highlighting to employers the business benefits of hiring and retaining employees with disabilities using the supported employment model.

For more information about the project or to get involved contact Margaret Halloran or Geraldine Grady.

Open Door is a Disability Activation Project co-funded by the European Union under the European Social Fund (Human Capital Investment Operation Programme 2007 – 2013), and the Irish Government through the Department of Social Protection and Pobal.

A nationwide success story - Job Shadow Day 2014

Now in its 7th year, the experience provided on Job Shadow Day 2014 - 9th of April, has proven to be invaluable for the employers, workers and people with disabilities involved.

“Job Shadow participation has increased annually and is an excellent partnership between employers large and small, local supported employment services and IASE." - IASE Chairman Greg Barry. We would like to thank everyone involved throughout the country that contributed, though their tireless work and dedication, to the great success of Job Shadow Day 2014.



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