European Social Fund Projects for people with disabilities

As part of the European Social Fund (ESF), the following projects are available for people with disabilities who are out of work. If you do not qualify for any of these projects, you may still qualify for one of the other ESF projects available.

Project  Aimed at Based in
Active Inclusion People over the age of 16 who have learning disabilities Derry, Strabane and Limavady
Dr B's Kitchen Young people aged 16-23 with a learning disability Greater Belfast Area
EmployAbility People with a learning disability aged 16 and over Throughout Northern Ireland
Employment Preparation Service People with a learning disability aged 18-65 Armagh, Banbridge and Dungannon
Eye Work Too Blind and partially-sighted people of working age Throughout Northern Ireland with bases in Belfast, Derry, Coleraine and Omagh
The Gatelodge Training & Employment Service Unemployed people with a learning disability North Down and Ards Borough Council area
Hands on Training Programme (HOT) People aged 16-60 with a learning disability/difficulty Larne - works with people from Mid and East Antrim Council area
Inclusion Works Adults with physical disability, including complex congenital and acquired disabilities; brain injury; diagnosis of ASD or long term health conditions Throughout Northern Ireland
Job Match People with disabilities Throughout Northern Ireland
Learning North West 16-65 year old people experiencing autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia or Asperger syndrome - which is preventing them progressing into employment Derry City and Strabane District Council area
Positive Directions People with disabilities aged 16-65 Newry ,Portadown and Downpatrick covering Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon borough council area and Newry, Mourne and Down district council area
Progression to Employment Service 2020 People with a learning disability and/or autism Antrim, Ballymena, Ballymoney, Carrickfergus, Coleraine, Cookstown, Larne, Magherafelt, Moyle and Newtownabbey areas
Project IGNITE Adults with learning disability and/or autism spectrum condition Greater Belfast, Ards and North Down
Skills to Succeed 2 18-60 year old people with disabilities: Sight Loss, Physical disability, Stroke, MS, People with social anxiety/nervous conditions, Diabetes, Dyslexia Belfast, Dunmurry, Lisburn, Newtownabbey, Bangor, Newtownards, Ballymena, Antrim, Southern Health Trust area, Newry, Warrenpoint, Rostrevor, Kilkeel, Rathfriland, Armagh, Banbridge, Dungannon, Portadown
SoFarm People with a disability Derry City and  Strabane District Council
Specialist Employment Programme Unemployed peopled aged 16 or over who are deaf and/or hard of hearing  Throughout Northern Ireland
STRIDE (Support & Training to Realise Individual Development & Employment) Unemployed or economically inactive people living with a disability or health condition Throughout Northern Ireland
WE CAN Adults with learning disabilities, mental health issues and autism Causeway Coast and Glens borough council area
WorkForce III  People with a learning disability and/or people with autism/Asperger syndrome Throughout Northern Ireland
Working it Out Young people over the age of 16 years old who have a mental health condition such as anxiety, depression, psychosis, schizophrenia, drug/alcohol addiction or ASD Antrim, Belfast, Craigavon, Derriaghy, Derry, Downpatrick, Enniskillen, Newry, Newtownards and Portadown


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