Disability sector safety grants

Friday, 23 February, 2007

New grants for workplace safety in disability sectors have been announced by the NSW government.

The Disability Services Safety Improvement grants were made available yesterday in two categories: workplace improvement and skills enhancement.

Workplace improvement grants are open to organisations which purchase new equipment that eliminates or reduces manual handling. Up to $5000 will be paid on a dollar-to-dollar basis. Skills enhancement grants will fund training options by up to $600 for an individual or $5000 for an organisation.

"Under the disability service safety improvement program, small and medium organisations can apply for funding to implement safety improvements to reduce industry specific risks, such as manual handling," NSW Minister for Commerce, John Della Bosca said.

For more information and to register interest for the program, visit the WorkCover website.

Applications for the grant will close Monday 30 April. Successful organisations will be announced in June.

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